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PA Masters event assists local family
The Port Alfred Masters football team, whose players are 35 and older, hosted a charity tournament at the Gidana Stadium in Ndlovini on Saturday.
Funds raised from the event were donated to a Nemato family who lost everything when their home burned down recently.
Nine teams from as far afield as Komani, Gqeberha and East London supported the event.
“We were made aware of the Malini family, whose house recently burned down,” said PA Masters member Dumisa Siqoko.
“We took R200 from the affiliation fee of each team and bought groceries for the family and a full school uniform for the nineyear-old boy.” Siqoko said when deciding on a beneficiary for their charity event, the team had approached the department of social development’s Port Alfred office to find out who urgently needed assistance.
“We took a break in between our games and we all visited the family to do the handover,” he said.
The other participating teams were Imonti Legends, Marselle Legends, Greenvillage Masters, Bathurst Masters, Meadowlands Masters, Komani Masters, Komga Masters and Barcelona Masters.
Barcelona Masters of Gqeberha emerged the champions, after beating Komani Legends 3-0.
The champions took home R6,000 prize money and the runners-up R3,000.