Pretoria Soccer Team won the inaugural soccer challenge held at Siyabonga Secondary School Grounds at Bramfischerville on 07 March 2020. The tournament featured three districts, viz Soweto, Thembisa and Pretoria. It was sponsored by David Mudau Attorneys.
The games were played in the following manner:
Game 1 – Pretoria vs Soweto
Final Score: Pretoria won 3-1
Goal Scorer: Lufuno, Mbidzo & an own goal
Game 2: Soweto vs Thembisa
Final score: 3-3 (game was won by Thembisa on penalties, thereby eliminating Soweto from the tournament by virtue of having lost two games)
Final game was therefore between Pretoria vs Thembisa.
Score:0-0 (game decided on penalties with Pretoria emerging as winners.
The winners won a Trophy and Gold Medals.
Player of the tournament: Abraham (Thembisa)
Goalkeeper: Sakie Mureri (Thembisa)
Top Goal Scorer: Humbelani Phophi (Soweto)
Using sport as catalyst for keeping kids of streets and changing mind-sets among UAAC members was invented by Archbishop Dr EMM Mureri in 2014. To ensure the success of the initiative, he used to personally attend the tournaments that were held at the Head Quarters Soccer Grounds. During such games, he would encourage the youth to participate in sports and went as far as saying that UAAC members should even form a mini-league wherein they will compete against each other. About 3 tournaments took place in Limpopo Province, whilst some individual games were held in Gauteng over the years.
The UAAC will continue staging the tournaments to keep the youngsters from the fit for a healthy mind and general life.
Peace be unto all!!