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Sport - Date: 21 June 2019
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 525
This weekend marks the starting point of the seventh edition of the Boy Nemakonde KO competition.
The competition was officially launched during a ceremony at the Begwa Brickyard three weeks ago. The quarter-final matches will be played at the Tshifudi Stadium tomorrow. Just like in the previous years, eight teams from Tshaulu and the surrounding areas will take part in the annual event.
The teams that will fight for the championship in this year’s tournament are: Tshilonwe Young Bombers, Mulindathavha Ocean Swallows, Tshamutshedzi Water Sand, Buluni Happy Boys, New Discovery, Munangwe United Brothers, Tshaulu Hungry Lions and Belavhathu FC.
This year’s champions will walk away with a cash prize of R15 000, a floating trophy, soccer kit and six soccer balls. The runners-up will go home with R1500, soccer kit and six soccer balls. The third-placed side will receive R1 000 and six soccer balls while the team that will be booted out of the competition in the losers’ final will receive six soccer balls. Teams booted out of the competition in the quarter-final stage will each receive a consolation prize of two soccer balls.
The quarter-final fixtures are: Tshilonwe Young Bombers vs Tshaulu Hungry Lions, Mulindathavha Ocean Swallows vs Tshamutshedzi Water Sand, Munangwe United Brothers vs New Discovery and Belavhathu FC vs Buluni Happy Boys. Begwa United Brothers are the defending champions.
A local resident, Mr Boy Nemakonde, is the sole sponsor of the tournament. The final is scheduled to be played at the same venue on Saturday, 6 July.
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Mr Boy Nemakonde.
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.