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Sport - Date: 21 June 2019
Written by: Kaizer Nengovhela / Viewed: 355
Philips High School were crowned as the champions of the Shwings Foundation and Elim Waterval Foundation school soccer tournament when they beat Muthuhadini Combined school 4-1 in the final match at Elim on Monday.
The sponsor, Mr Khanimambo Shisinwana, said that when he decided to sponsor the event, it clearly indicated that he wanted to serve members of the community by bringing development of sport in the area. "We are part of this community and we are doing this to support local people," he said. He praised the committee who managed the sport well and encouraged the community members to keep it up to produce talent among the youth.
"It is our obligation to ensure that the society in which we are living is healthy and sponsoring participation in sport is a step in the right direction." He also promised to upgrade the soccer pitch at the school.
Mr Simon Bila from Philips High also praised the sponsors for their involvement in school football. "I'm very proud that we have grown young people of real quality," he said. "Despite the difficult economic conditions, we still find companies that are prepared to share their takings and support development."
Philips High went home with a floating trophy, soccer kit and gold medals, while Muthuhadini Combined received a soccer kit and silver medals.
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Photographed during the prize-giving ceremony are, from left to right, Claasy Maluleke, Khanimambo Shisinwana (sponsor), Nhlanhla Maluleke (captain of Philips High) and Denies Matamela.
Kaizer Nengovhela started writing stories for Limpopo Mirror more than a decade ago, in 2 000. Prior to that he had a five year stint at Phala-Phala FM as sports presenter. In 2005 Kaizer received an award from the province's premier as Best Sports Presenter. The same year he was also nominated as Best Sports Reporter by the Makhado Municipality. Kaizer was awarded the Mathatha Tsedu award in 2014.