Madikgwadi FC edges it on penalty kicks

The two teams preparing to start the match.

Mooihoek’s Madikgwadi FC are the 2017 champions of the Masters Sports Academy’s soccer tournament. Madikgwadi defeated Bakoni FC from Ngwaabe 3-2 in penalties. The two teams drew 0-0 in the 90 minutes of play.The tournament saw 32 teams from Tubatse competing. It first started on June 1, and drew large crowds to the Steelbridge Sports Grounds. The winning team took home a trophy, medals and R25 000 in prize money. The runners-up received R15 000 for their efforts. The final was attended by representatives from the Ga-Malekane tribal authority, Fetakgomo Greater Tubatse Municipality and Premier Soccer League scouts. Soccer was not the only sport played on the day. The crowd also witnessed a netball final between Bahlakwana and Jane Furse netball clubs. The team from Jane Furse won the match 18-10. Former Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper, and current coach for that position at Black Leopards FC, Aubrey Mathibe was among the scouts.”I am satisfied with the standard of football displayed at this tournament. I have identified about three players for trials at Lidoda Duvha,” Mathibe said.

Gilbert Motseo

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