KING CLAS­SIC HOSTS TOUR­NA­MENT

Go! & Express - - FRONT PAGE - DES­MOND COET­ZEE

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.

Pic­ture: DES­MOND COET­ZEE

HOSTS: King Clas­sic Foot­ball Club will stage a two-day foot­ball tour­na­ment in Bhisho this week­end

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