FIVE little known teams took on each other in a Freedom Day Cell C sponsored tournament at the Thobi Kula Indoor Sports Complex soccer grounds for a cash prize of R1000.
One of the tournament organisers Bongani Nuntsu said local soccer legends got together five of the eight teams playing in the Chris Hani Legends League to play in the tournament. He said the tourney was also part of a pre season match practise for the teams. However the younger players were also roped in. “We want to show the younger players that they don’t have to go to taverns to have fun. There is a lot of fun at the fields and you wake up the next day without regrets. We also want to encourage other men, fathers and uncles, to go watch the younger guys when they play sport,” Nuntsu said. He said the organisers were grateful to Cell C.
Cell C store manager Busi Dyantyi said the network, as a network for the people, wanted to bring people together and have fun for the day. She said the network did not have much but was willing to give back to the communities. “This is part of our contribution in removing young people from the streets. And their spending the whole day here playing soccer showed their commitment. We would like to make it bigger in the future,” she said.
Revelation played a one all draw against Super 12 with the former winning 4-3 on penalties. Ilinge Veterans drew 1-1 with Advent 11 Legends. The Legends lost 2-1 in the penalties. However the Legends redeemed themselves by beating Lilitha College 2-1 in the penalties after drawing 1-1. In the final match, Super 12 beat the Legends 2-1. The winning team received R1 000 while the Legends received R500 for being the runners up.