This year’s Womens Day event will take place in Cyferskuil.
Join us there with a girls soccer festival!
We will literally take over the village as we will come with a bus full of Volunteers from all over the country!
Pretoria – Today Mavu, a Sport Development organization that focuses on providing access to sport in disadvantaged areas launched its facility utilization volunteer program (FUVP) at the University of Pretoria’s High Performance Centre.
The sports development project is endorsed by the National Lottery Commission and focuses on capacity building, training community volunteers to enable them to be coaches and train the youth within the communities they work in.
Mavu launches a NEW PROJECT on 30 June 2016.
All Media are invited to join us at this launch.
Date 30 June 2016 Time 10:00 – 12:00
High Performance Centre, Hatfield, Pretoria
With SuperSport presenter
Thohoyandou – Residents of Vhembe in Limpopo enjoyed their weekend on the football pitches of Malamulele and Levubu, thanks to a successful two-day social cohesion football tournament hosted by Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.
On Saturday, eight local football teams battled it out at Malamulele stadium to emerge at the strongest contenders for a semi-final spot of the inaugural Temper Mufamadi tournament. The eight teams are Gumbani FC, Lombard FC, Tshivhulana Real Aces, Muziafera Blue Eagles, Tshakhuma RO United, Tshakhuma tsha Madzivhandila and Matiyane Recreation.
Minister Muthambi, who hosted the tournament in partnership with Mavu Sport Development, joined thousands of fans at the stadium who were singing and cheering their respective teams.
However, it was Tshakhuma tsha Madzivhandila, Tshakhuma RO United, Muziafera Blue Eagles and Lombard FC who made it to the semi-finals that were concluded at Levubu stadium on Sunday.
As the tournament was aimed at promoting social cohesion as well as encouraging young people to participate in sports, the Minister handed over soccer kits to both the winning and losing teams.
The semi-finals drew spectators to the old Levubu Rugby stadium and there was excitement at the stadium as fans were singing, dancing and making noise with vuvuzelas.
The two Tshakhuma teams, tsha Madzivhandila and RO United reached the finals after walloping their opponents, Lombard FC and Muziafera Blue Eagles. This reslted to the finals of the tournament being a local derby.
It was a tough, but entertaining match. Tshakhuma tsha Madzivhandila goalkeeper, Ndivhuwo Sigaba was a marvel to watch. His teammates more especially the defenders were struggling to contain their opponents on the field of play, but the young goalkeeper won the man of the match award for making brilliant saves throughout the match.
As a result, his team used one of the few goal scoring opportunities to score one goal which led them to be crowned the champions of Temper Mufamadi Tournament. The champions pocketed home R10 000, medals, new soccer kit and a floating trophy, while RO United received a consolation of R5 000, soccer kit and medals.
Following the buzzing atmosphere at her two-day tournament, Minister Muthambi said: “I can proudly say it that, we’ve achieve the objective of hosting this tournament…that we’ve manage to unite our people irrespective of their different cultures…we saw fans singing and dancing together.
“They never fought with one another and that’s how we want to promote peace, social cohesion and nation-building through sports in this country. Going forward, we wish to have monthly soccer festivals in our wards, but this is something we are still discussing with our stakeholders.”
Minister Muthambi said the tournament will also play a vital role of keeping young people away from alcohol and drug abuse.
Kenneth Neluvhalani, founder of Mavu Sport Development said: “through this tournament, which was a great success, we believe that people in the district, realised that football is a powerful tool to foster unity in a society.
“The strength of MAVU lies within its combination of sport and education. With Mavu we introduce school sport, establish and coordinate competitions, and assist in organising community events. We also support individual athletes who are in need of support, and facilitate workshops for coaches. In any case, we add value to South Africa’s existing structures, but stand out because of our main focus on the disadvantaged (rural) areas and individuals,” he said.
As a football manager of the University of Pretoria, Neluvhalani is currently making sure TUKS Football who are fighting relegation at the Premier Soccer League is the most professional development club in the country if not in the African continent.
The tournament was also aimed to honour, struggle hero Temper Mufamadi, who was last seen in 2001. His younger brother, Ronald said: “We really thank the Minister for honouring our brother with this tournament…Temper always strive for uniting people more especially the youth through sports.”-SAnews.gov.za