KwaMahlobo Games’ hype hit Soweto af­ter draw

Sowetan - - Dipapadi - By Sowe­tan Re­porter

The draw for the 2018/2019 KwaMahlobo Games took place in Mead­ow­lands, Soweto, yesterday.

The cer­e­mony to mark the open­ing of the pop­u­lar an­nual games was at­tended by LaLiga Africa di­rec­tor, Antonio Bar­radas, le­gends Doc­tor Khu­malo, Neil Tovey and a host of me­dia per­son­al­i­ties.

The games will kick off on De­cem­ber 19 at KwaMahlobo grounds, with the fi­nal sched­uled for Jan­uary 5.

A to­tal of 40 teams went into the hat and there were some ex­cit­ing draws, set­ting a scene for an­other ex­cit­ing fes­tive foot­ball sea­son.

Bar­radas said the games were some of the most pop­u­lar fes­tive sea­son games and he was happy that LaLiga was con­tribut­ing in de­vel­op­ing foot­ball in the coun­try.

“I am glad that these games have been played in the spirit of fair play with­out any vi­o­lence nor mis­de­meanour. I would want the same spirit to con­tinue,” he said.

The games’ am­bas­sador, ex-Kaizer Chiefs mid­fielder Khu­malo said he wanted these tour­na­ments to be where soc­cer stars are born.

“At these games, young­sters and semi-pro­fes­sional get to de­velop their foot­ball tal­ents and, I thank LaLiga for pro­vid­ing the play­ers with such a great op­por­tu­nity,” he said.

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