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Schools shine as Kaizer Chiefs humbles Rovers

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The pulsating JTG soccer tournament, aimed at developing the sport and identifying talent, reached its climax and finality on October 28, 2017 with the Dithakhong-based schools Motshwa-rakgole Middle School and Dibotshwa High School taking the lion's share of the prestigious medals where both boys' and girls' teams in the under 15 and under 19 categories displayed sportsmanship dis-cipline with the ultimate aim to win the me-dals that were paraded or dangled around participants to stimulate their egos and the prize money at stake.
In the three categories position three schools walked away with R5000 only, position two with R10 000 only and position one with R25000 plus the medal. Also
stealing the limelight were Gamohana Middle School, KP Toto High School, AB Kholwane School who were deservedly recipients of the medals and cheques from the sponsors as best teams in the region. The tournament ended around 19:30 after the awarding of prizes to the winning teams by the sponsors that included Mr Mark Janick from Kathu Solar Park, Mr Ephraim Eisang director from Sports Arts and Culture, South African Football Association regional president Mr Lebogang Riet and also graced by the mayor of Gamagara local municipality, honourable councillor Nelson Hantise and other dignitaries.
The awards episode was premised by a scintillating clash between the reserves Kaizer Chief Team versus the local soccer
kings Rovers Football Club, where Rovers were eventually found with all systems down as they succumbed to a 3-0 defeat. Rovers were equal to the task but did not take advan-tage of their glaring chances they created and throughout the game their performance matched their premier league outfit. The premier league juniors upped their standard of footwork sighting possible embarrassment from their hosts, changed the pace of ball exchanges, accuracy and the determining execution. Mr Arthur Zwane a former Kaizer Chiefs player deployed to scout for talent in the region was greatly impressed by the itinerary saying it made life easier in the search for talent and the promotion of the sport in the remote areas. He disclosed that in the July 2017 tournament they disco-vered two boys with great talent. “We have an open policy as a premier league club towards identifying talent and deve-lopment of the sport”, he said.
execution. Mr Arthur Zwane a former Kaizer Chiefs player deployed to scout for talent in the region was greatly impressed by the itinerary saying it made life easier in the search for talent and the promotion of the sport in the remote areas. He disclosed that in the July 2017 tournament they disco-vered two boys with great talent. “We have an open policy as a premier league club towards identifying talent and deve-lopment of the sport”, he said.