THE Thobi Kula sports centre played host to the Lilitha College soccer tournament on Saturday afternoon. Three teams, Lilitha College, The Revelation Church of God and Phiko Security participated in the one-day tournament.
The first game saw Phiko Security win 3-0 against The Revelation Church of God. Phiko Security played to a 0-0 draw with Lilitha College in the final game and event organiser Mhleli Ndika
said the prize money was split between the two teams as it was too late to go for penalties to decide a winner of the tournament.
“This has helped our college a lot because we are preparing to go to East London this weekend for our inter-campus games which will have all campuses from PE, Lusikisiki, Mthatha, East London and Komani play against each other in various codes like soccer, netball, volleyball and pool.”
He said their main objectives were to try and unite sports teams in Komani that were not affiliated with any local leagues. “We like to play against other institutions around Komani and to challenge teams from the various organisations and security companies. We have had many tournaments this year and it is attracting other teams who are not with the local football leagues. These tournaments help us to raise funds for the sport department in the college so we can buy our own sporting equipment.
Tournaments usually have prize money of R800, where each team contributes R200.
“This helps us stay active through sport and we have created good relations with each other. The game is improving and many people come and support us when we play.”
Phiko Security coach Zama Ndlumnyama said, “Our guys played very well considering that we do not have much time for practise because of our work schedule, but we do try and make time to train. We should have more of these tournaments. Sport helps the guys to stay away from drinking during the weekends.”