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Sport - Date: 07 September 2018
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 561
Teams from Mushiru and the surrounding areas are gearing up for the third edition of the Khethi Gavhi Soccer Tournament.
The annual tournament will be staged at the Mushiru Grounds in the Tshaulu area next weekend, 15 and 16 September. Just like in the past two years, eight teams will battle it out in the tournament.
The teams that will take part in the two-day event are: Begwa United Brothers, Tshaulu Young Tigers, Lukalo Hotspurs, Lambani Home Defenders, Buluni Happy Boys, New Discovery FC, Tshaulu Soccer Academy and the defending champions, Mushiru Young Tigers.
According to one of the tournament organizers, Mr Alson Gavhi, the quarter-final matches will be played on the first day of the tournament, while the semi-final and final matches will be played the following day.
He added that the toss for the quarter-final matches would be conducted at the grounds on Saturday morning. This year’s champions will go home with a cash prize of R2 000, a floating trophy, soccer kit and a soccer ball. The runners-up will receive R1 500 and a soccer ball.
The third-placed side will receive R500 and a soccer ball, while the team that will finish in the fourth position will receive R250 and a soccer ball. The four teams that will be booted out of the tournament in the quarter-final stage will each receive a soccer ball.
The best player of the tournament and top goal scorer will also receive awards. The prize-giving ceremony will be held at the grounds on Sunday afternoon, shortly after the final game.
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One of the tournament organizers, Mr Alson Gavhi.
Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990. He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.