Christmas Tourney Aims to Unearth Talent

| December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sefhare community will top this year’s Christmas celebrations with their annual football tournament.

The tournament sponsor, Dikabelo Lesolame, said in an interview that the games were scheduled from December 25 to January 1.

He said 11 teams from Sefhare were expected to compete and they include Sefhare Young Chiefs, Ditswametlheng, Matshubutshubu, Pirates and Seven stars. He noted that the tournament has helped to divert majority of Tswapong youth from deviant behavior during the festive season.

Lesolame also noted that Tswapong was one of the areas with talented youth hence the need to help nurture such talent. “So far we had a number of players who made it to the big teams which are in the premier league who were recognised through such tournaments,” he added.

Lesolame further indicated that the tournament attracted spectators from Sefhare and other villages in the vicinity. He went on to reveal that at the end of the tournament, each team will walk away with its share from the money amounting to over P35 000.

He said the winner of the tournament will get P10 000, a trophy and gold medals while P7 500 will be pocketed by the second team with bronze medals and position three and four teams will walk away with P5 000 and P3 500 respectively.

Lesolame added that all the teams which will not make it to top four will get a consolation prize of P1 400. “We informed the village leaders about this games and the security will be tight as we have also invited the police for security,” he explained.

He added that medical personnel will also be available to assist injured participants. Lesolame encouraged Tswapong residents to attend this year’s tournament in large numbers as usual.

He said community support was crucial in building good representatives of tomorrow. Moreover, Lesolame urged those who have talents to avoid hiding them and use the opportunity to share ideas with others who managed to make it to higher levels. He also noted that the entrance fee is P20 for elders and P10 for children.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: Sports

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