Observer on Saturday - - Sport - Sto­ries by Sibu­siso Masilela

DARTS – Scan­dza vet­eran player Fri­day Mncina con­tin­ued to shine within the lo­cal darts cir­cles af­ter be­ing named the Swazi­land Royal In­sur­ance Cor­po­ra­tion (SRIC) E65 000 League player of the year.

The 65-year-old player took home E500 plus a tro­phy dur­ing the League prize pre­sen­ta­tion held at the Tim­bali Lodge yes­ter­day.

Mncina has been in­stru­men­tal in Scan­dza’s sec­ond spot fin­ish where they even­tu­ally lost the cham­pi­onship to in­au­gu­ral cham­pi­ons Cor­rec­tional on in­fe­rior point’s dif­fer­ence.

Mncina said dis­ci­pline had kept him go­ing over the past 30 years in the sport where he has won nu­mer­ous in­di­vid­ual prizes.

“I would like to thank the Almighty God for giv­ing me strength to play the sport over the past 30 years and my team­mates who have sup­ported me since I started play­ing darts. This award has mo­ti­vated me to con­tinue work­ing hard and keep on push­ing as long I am hav­ing the strength to play the sport,” he said.

Com­ing sec­ond in the best was Si­fiso Sime­lane who took home E300 and he was fol­lowed by Ntokozo Makhanya who fin­ished third and took home E200.

In­di­vid­ual win­ners

1. Fri­day Mncina E500 2. Si­fiso Sime­lane E300 3. Ntokozo Makhanya E200

(Pics:Sibu­siso Masilela)

PRIZE PRE­SEN­TA­TION: Swazi­land Royal In­sur­ance Cor­po­ra­tion Darts League cham­pi­ons Cor­rec­tional dis­play­ing their tro­phy with the Com­mi­sioner Gen­eral’s Repre­san­ta­tive Jethro Ndzin­gane dur­ing the prize pre­san­ta­tion held at Tim­bali Lodge yes­ter­day.

LIKE THIS: SRIC Gen­eral Man­ager Zama Ng­cobo ges­tur­ing af­ter play­ing a darts match with Zama Ts­abedze from Sports and Recre­ation Coun­cil.

HAND SHAKE: Team SRIC A player Nom­fanelo Dlamini ac­cept­ing her team’s prize.

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