KING CLASSIC HOSTS TOURNAMENT
FOOTBALL enthusiasts can brace themselves for an action-filled weekend when local stars showcase their skills in Bhisho on Saturday.
Ginsberg-based team and current King William’s Town Masters Football Association (KWTMFA) log leaders, King Classic Football Club, will be hosting their annual tournament in celebrating Youth Day.
“One of the main objectives of the tournament is to honour the sacrifices made by the youth of 1976, to which some of us belong,” Classic chairman Solly Ndamase said.
“The tournament will go a long way in contributing to a national call for peace, unity and stability during this stressful period, clouded by uncalled-for brutalities to our children, sisters and mothers, as the youth will be kept entertained by skilled soccer stars on the sports field.”
The two-day tournament, scheduled to be played at the Fort Hare sports grounds will see 16 veteran clubs (over 35s) compete for a R6 000 prize, trophies and medals.
The winning club will take home a floating trophy, medals and R4000, while the runner-up will get R2 000.
Classic, who are currently leading at the top of the KWTMFA 11-team log, are favourites to win after maintaining an unbeaten run with 15 points after five games.
They also won the KWTMFA pre-season tournament earlier this year.
Breidbach-based Legends and Dimbaza Masters have also kept an unbeaten run in the KWTMFA and are in second and third places respectively on 11 points after three wins and two draws, so both teams have a chance to put their hands on the trophy.
The ballot meeting where the rules and regulations will be explained will take place at the Steve Biko Centre in Ginsberg on Friday at 6pm.
Interested clubs can contact Solly Ndamase on 082-7293812 or 082-920-9147.
HOSTS: King Classic Football Club will stage a two-day football tournament in Bhisho this weekend