Promoting unity through football

YOUTH of King William’s Town and surrounding areas recently took part in a soccer event at Zwelitsha Stadium with more than 200 fans attending the friendly matches.

ON THE BALL: King William’s Town youth spread the message of unity during a friendly soccer tournament at the Zwelitsha Stadium  Picture: THEMBELA NDLUMBINI

Lubabalo Ngcwembe, who represented the team DJ’s 5600 of Music in King William’s Town, and Onke Nobaza, MK 1 Riders, said they decided to stage the tournament to entertain youth and the community. DJ’s was established in 2015 and MK1 this year.

Another aim behind the tournament, is to keep youth away from the ills of society, such as drugs, crime, alcohol abuse, etc.

MK 1 Riders football club

“We also want also want to develop youth of Zwelitsha and surrounding areas,” Ngcwembe and Nobaza agreed.

They also said in the week of Good Friday last month, they had called together Zwelitsha youth and played various games, practised together, held a car wash in Zwelitsha and also organised games for the children.

DJ’s 5600 of Music football team

In the build-up to the tournament, they held a motorcade through Zwelitsha to mobilise the community.

All players were very excited about the tournament – and it showed in the soccer. Goalkeeper for MK1 Rider Khaya May and DJ’S’ stopper, Philanawe Jobe excelled in goals. MK1 won their match 2-1 with goals from Athenkosi Tyolo and Luyanda Mtsele, while Samora Nkwenya scored for DJ’s. Sponsorship came from Nicks Food Spar and the refreshments from Caltex garage in King William’s Town. “We need more sponsors because we want to always keep youth away from all bad elements because we want to fulfil our dreams to develop many skills,” Ngcwembe said. They have also promised to hold a similar event on June 16 (Youth Day) in Zwelitsha Township

If you are interested or want to sponsor, you can contact Vuyisana Fundiswa on 082-070-9353 or 078-788-8866, or Ngcwembe of DJ’s 5600 on 073-667-9238 or the DJ 5600 chairman on 071-844-2150.

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