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Teams try to win R30 000 Tuesday, December 27. The Dolphins FC will play Cash prizes totaling against the winner in the R30 000 will be distributed preliminary round match to the teams that will take in the first semi-final match part in the Makhuvha Annual which is scheduled to kick off at Soccer Tournament (MAST). 09:00. A local derby between Five teams from Makhuvha Makhuvha Up The Ants and and the surrounding areas will Makhuvha All Stars will follow battle it out for top honours at 11:00. A friendly match bein this year’s tournament. The tween Magaraba FC and a team five teams which are gearing that will be booted out in the up for the annual event area: preliminary round stage will Makhuvha All Stars, The Dolkick off at 13:00. The winners phins FC, Makhuvha Up The in the semi-final matches will rub each other’s shoulders in the final which is scheduled to start at 15:00. According to one of the organizers for the tournament, Mr Owen Mundalamo, the soccer tournament will be presided by a fun run that will start at 06:30 from Goodmabama Chief ’s kraal and end at the SK New Look ground. Makhuvha Community Development Foundation (MCDF) will sponsor the tournament. More information regarding the tournament can be obtained by phoning Mr Mundalamo on 0823739013 or the MCDF chairperson, Mr Mashudu Matidze on 0828506654. One of the tournament organisers, Mr Owen Mundalamo. By Frank Mavhungu
Ants, Matatshe Lager FC and Domboni FC. The tournament was officially launched during a ceremony at the Makhuvha Up The Ants grounds last Friday. The toss was also conducted during the ceremony. Domboni FC and Makhuvha Lager will meet in the preliminary round match at the Makhuvha SK New Look grounds tomorrow. The semi-finals and final will be played at the same venue next
Powerlines hammer Magau United By Kaizer Nengovhela Zoutpansberg Powerline not only deposited maximum points into their MMK Administrator league account, but also registered a historic victory. They hammered Magau United 7-1 on Sunday at Madabani. United were down and out from the onset. Power-
line scored their first goal via Pfarelo Nelwamondo, after he received a neat pass from Jayson Maisha and beat the keeper with a close-range shot. Nelwamondo was on target again in the 10th minute after forcing his way through the defence of United. Early in the match Mpho Mulaudzi of United was warned with a card. He was
Ronewa Sadiki of United with the ball, with Calvin Tshivhula running for cover.
The organiser for the Gwamasenga U/15 and U/12 teams, Mr Thendo Phophi, displays some of the soccer boots. He is flanked by Mr Bram Van Wyk (left), Kenneth Neluvhalani (second from right) and Mr Donald Chiloane.
Successful year for Mavu Sport By Frank Mavhungu
Mavu Sport Development wrapped up their programme for the year by staging a tournament at the Khubvi Benjies ground last Saturday. The tournament was presided with a gala dinner which was held at the Khoroni Hotel on Friday evening. Speaking to the invited guests at the gala dinner, the founder member of sport development, Mr Kenneth “Brother” Neluvhalani, revealed that his organisation has achieved a lot since its inception five years ago. According to him they have managed to train 50 coaches who are currently coaching different sporting codes in 20 schools. He stated that, even though their focus area
engaged in a heated debate with the referee over one of the match official’s decisions. Nelwamondo scored the third goal for Powerline nine minutes before the end of the first half to bring the half-time score to 3-0. Ronewa Sadiki of United gave his team a bit of hope when he initiated a solo move from the 25-meter area before beating the keeper with a half-volley. Powerline introduced Lambert Mulaudzi and Lutendo Seebeng for Calvin Tshivhula and Leornard Vhengani respectively. Dovhani Maemu scored the fourth and fifth goal in quick succession. Leonard Vhengani scored the sixth for Powerline with a long-range ground cutter. He received a great pass from Lerato Moobe and tried his luck from outside the box. Dovhani Maemu completes his hat-trick when he scored his team’s seventh goal three MFS Soccer Tournament minutes before the final whistle spokesperson, Adv Nkhangweni blew. Ramugondo.
was Limpopo Province way back in 2011, they are now operating in five provinces, Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West and Free State. Mr Neluvhalani further stated that a number of local schools are benefiting through the exchange programme with their counterparts from the Netherland. He further revealed that his organisation has produced a number of sport achievers in the past five years. Some of their products include the well-known cyclist, Justice Makhale, Dumisani Chauke (television sports analyst) and Muzi Maluleke (body builder). Makhale represented the country four times at international cycling races while Maluleke is rated among the top ten body builders in the world.
Mr Neluvhalani expressed his disappointment about the fact that Justice Makhale was not getting the recognition he deserves locally and nationally, despite all his achievements. Mr Neluvhalani handed over eight pairs of soccer boots and two mountain bikes to Mr Thendo Phophi and Justice Makhale respectively at the gala dinner. Mr Phophi is the organizer for the Gwamasenga U/15 and U/12 teams. The president of the SAFA Vhembe Regional Association, Mr George Kubayi, appealed to the board of directors for Mavu Sports Development to assist them in developing football at schools level saying it was an area they were failing to reach as a regional football association.
All systems go for MFS tournament By Frank Mavhungu The Makavhini Lwathudwa sports ground in the Niani area will be the centre of attraction on Friday and Saturday. This is where the much-awaited Mphephu Funeral Services (MFS) Soccer Tournament will be staged. The tournament was officially launched during a ceremony held at the Makavhini Lwathudwa grounds last Friday. A local ladies soccer team were presented with a soccer kit during the ceremony. According to the spokesperson for the tournament, Adv Nkhangweni Ramugondo,
eight teams from Manenzhe village and the surrounding areas will battle it out for the championship. The quarterfinal matches will be played on Friday (23rd), while the semi-finals and final will be seen on Saturday. According to Adv Ramugondo, the champions will take home a cash prize of R4 000, a floating trophy, soccer kit and gold medals. The runners-up shall be presented with a cash prize of R3 000, silver medals and a soccer kit. The third and fourth placed teams will receive cash prizes of R2 000 and R1 000 respectively.
Teams to compete for R90 000 prize-money By Kaizer Nengovhela Teams participating in the annual Sinthumule/Kutama Community Sport Development’s soccer and netball tournament festive challenge will share R90 000. The tournament will also cater for U/15 development teams. The senior soccer tournament will include 32 teams and the matches will take place between 25 December and 1 January 2017. Mr Elvis “Parks” Phathela, public relations officer of Sinthumule/Kutama Community Sport Development, said that it was important for future stars to be identified at grassroots level. He
applauded the sponsors for helping to identify the talent in the region. He thanked the sponsors, Premjee& Sons, Bruzar group, Prof Nevhutanda Foundation, Obby Moseboa, African Hardware, Timbercity, Magwala and Marindi Funeral Scheme. The winner of the competition will receive R15 000, a floating trophy, a new soccer kit and gold medals, while the runner-up will receive R10 000, a soccer kit and silver medals. The team that will finish in third position will go home with R5 000, bronze medals and a soccer kit. The team ending fourth will bank R4 000 and a soccer kit. Teams ending from 5th to 8th
position will get R1 000 each, while teams ending from position 9 to 16 will receive R800 each. The 16 teams that lose in the first round, will pocket R500 each. The champions of the netball competition will get R1 500 and a netball kit, while the runners-up will get R1 000. The chairperson of the Makhado Local Football Association, Mr Takalani Maphaha, defined football as a good tool to fight unemployment and poverty. He stated that the government alone cannot address the high rate of unemployment. The teams are getting ready for the tournament. From left are: Alert The finals will be played at Vhuilafuri Madima, Matodzi Malotsha, Matamela Mahlamela, Joseph RaphadStadium on the 1st of January 2017. ana, Matodzi Maruli and Brighton Muvhali.