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Sport - Date: 19 September 2019
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 430
New Discovery FC were crowned the new champions of the Khethi Gavhi Soccer Tournament at the Mushiru grounds on Sunday. They beat Lukalo Hot Aces 1-0 in the final to lift the trophy.
The Lambani based side was presented with cash prize of R10 000, soccer kit, a floating trophy, two soccer balls and gold medals during a ceremony at the grounds shortly after the final whistle. They also received a cheque of R500, sponsored by a local engineering company, Mathacs Civils.
The runners-up, Lukalo Hots Aces, received R1 500, silver medals and two soccer balls, while the two teams booted out of the tournament in the semi-final stage, Belavhathu FC and Lambani Home Defenders, took home R250 and two soccer balls each.
The individual awards were presented to Orifha Nemasetoni of New Discovery (best keeper), Jeffrey Balibali of New Discovery (best player), Mr Mpho Mphigalale (best referee) and the three top goal scorers, Aḓivhaho Tshidavhula of New Discovery, Dolly Munyai and Hlaisanani Mabasa both of Lukalo Hotspurs. They were each presented with gold medals. They scored two goals each.
Lukalo Hotspurs beat Lambani Home Defenders in their semi-final match, which was played at the same venue earlier that day. New Discovery’s way to the final went via Belavhathu FC, whom they beat 2-1 in the semis.
Eight teams, Lambani Home Defenders, Damani Young Masters, Mubvumoni XI Arrows, New Discovery, Nduvheni FC, Belavhathu FC, Lukalo Hotspurs and Tshaulu Hungry Lion, took part in this year’s tournament.
The quarterfinal matches were played at the same venue the previous day. The results of the quarterfinal matches are: Lambani Home Defenders 1, Dimani Young Masters 0; Mubvumoni XI Arrows 4, New Discovery 5; Nduvheni FC 0, Belavhathu FC 1; Lukalo Hotspurs 5 Tshaulu Hungry Lion 4.
The captain of New Discovery FC, Rinae Ramashia, receives his team's trophy from the sponsor, Mr Khethi 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.