Boschfontein presented with coveted cup

Among the attendees were the Mpumalanga MEC for culture, sports, art and recreation, Thandi Shongwe, Derek van Niekerk of RCL Foods, as well as municipal manager Dan Ngwenya and Speaker Siphiwe Mashele.

The ceremony concluded the 12th edition of the tournament.

This year former players who made the big leagues were also singled out.

Bafana Bafana defender, Lucas Thwala, was present and recognised for his amazing journey from the Selati Cup tournament to SuperSport United and then the national team.

They also mentioned Jabulani Dladla, the face of the Selati Cup, who moved up the ranks to Golden Arrows.

Over R100 000 prize money and the coveted Selati Cup were handed over to new champions, Boschfontein FC.

Schoemansdal Super Strikers were also congratulated as the ladies’ winners.

For the second consecutive year, Penuel Mathebula of Boschfontein FC was voted Player of the Tournament. He said it is a massive morale booster and hopes that he caught the eyes of scouts for professional teams as he would “really love to try out in the big leagues”.

Boschfontein FC’s coach, Mkhari “Shakes” Shabangu was humbled to be named coach of the year. He said he is looking forward to defending the title next year and will work harder to achieve it.

Other individual awards were:
• Female player of the tournament – Dansile Mahlalela

• Referee of the Tournament – Douglas Metiso

• Linesman of the tournament – Prince Mayeyane

• Goalkeeper of the Tournament – Skhumbuzo Gumede of Boschfontein FC

• Young Player of the Tournament (u/23) – Elias Langa of Tonga Chelsea

• Match Commissioner of the Tournament – Zukes Kubhayi

Nonthando Nkosi of Nkomazi ladies and Bongumusa Mabuza of Mbokodo Wanderers were named top goalscorers, tied at eight goals each.

• Most goals scored in a match:
Sanele Khanyile of Schulzendal Eleven – five
Abendnico Khoza of Magogeni Junior Pirates – five
Motsei Moekesti of Schulzendal Eleven experience – six
Abendnico Khoza of Magogeni Junior Pirates – six.

  AUTHOR
Retha Nel
Journalist

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