WINNING silverware has become a trend for King Classic after winning the King William’s Town Masters Football Association (KWTMFA) inaugural tournament in Ginsberg over the weekend.
They hammered Dimbaza 4-0 in a one-sided final. Classic advanced to the final after ace striker Jimmy Kauleza found the back of the net in the first half against Kwalini in an exciting semifinal encounter. They received the winning trophy, gold medals and R1,000 in prize money, while runners-up Dimbaza walked away with silver medals and R500.
The two week tournament saw all 12 affiliated clubs in action at the Congo Stadium in Ginsberg.
“The competition was tough and played at a very high altitude with a massive number of fans filling the Congo Stadium irrespective of inclement weather,” KWTMFA general secretary Thembani Booi said. “Since this is our first season and our second tournament, it was a phenomenal success with King and surrounding areas well represented and fulfilling the vision of our association to bring back football and fight crime through sport.”
KWTMFA president Vumani Mazwi echoed his colleague’s sentiments and commended all stakeholders for their contribution in making the event a success.
“Soccer lovers from children to parents across the metro flocked to get a glimpse of yesteryear’s footballers in action,” Mazwi said.
Classic team captain Masixole Dingi attributed their success tor hard work, dedication and discipline – on and off the field. “We were well-prepared for the tournament and it was a team effort which propelled us winning this one,” said Dingi.