Lephalale Mayorral Tournament

I was out there in Shongoane Village for the kick-off and official opening of the Lephalale Mayorral Tournament. This tournament is a two week long tournament organised by the Lephalale Municipality and local SAFA. The purpose of the tournament is to encourage the youth in around Lephalale to take part in sports activities and to fight drugs + alcohol abuse. The event was sponsored by Lakama.

Lephalale Municipality Officals

Lephalale Municipality Officials

There were 32 male teams and 2 female teams from in and round Lephalale taking part in the tournament. The  teams played at 4 different grounds and there were 4 games per ground. The whole event started very late and the time allocation well all wrong and the last two games couldn’t play last night.

On of the games about to kick-off

On of the games about to kick-off

Overall I found this being a very good concept and as one of the Municpality official mentioned, it is a leaning curve for them and will rectify all their mistakes as this is the first they do this.

One of the games underway

One of the games underway

 

The turn up was very good, the people came out to support their local teams and have a bit of a jol.

 

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The 32 teams who took part were:

Manchester                            Callies                                             Young Stars                                   Chelsea

Brazil (Kauletsi)                      Arsenal                                           Rovers(Honey)                               Mapogo(Thabo Mbeki)

16 Pirates                                Brazil Hlagalakwena                     Arrows(Abb)                                  Flamingo

Atlanta                                     British                                             Eagles                                             Tigers (Maletswai)

Vultures                                   Letsema                                         Aces(No.1)                                      Classic(Honey)

Zamalek                                   Ocean Birds                                   Spurs(Motlhasedi)                        Skimzozo

Highlanders                             Clever Boys                                    Aces(Witpoort)                              Ratanang

Impala                                       Hot Beans                                       Masters                                         Tigers

 

 

The final will be played next week, the winning team will walk a way with a cup and a cash prize.

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