Soccer tourney a success

Crowd which came to watch The Edgar Legoela Knockout Soccer Challenge (ELKSC) took place at Mandela Stadium near Boitlamo Secondary School at Tumahole location outside Parys. PHOTO SUPPLIED

PARYS-Concerned youth activist and philanthropist, Edgar Legoela has taken the initiative to host a soccer tournament to unite communities that are divided due to gangsterism boarders.The Edgar Legoela Knockout Soccer Challenge (ELKSC) which took place at the local soccer field in Mandela section saw many soccer lovers joining in and being entertain.

"This was a community programme with the purpose of fighting the societal ills and challenges such as drug abuse and gangsterism and drugs in our community which are facing our youth," said tournament organiser Legoela. He added that "we believe that we have the responsibility to fight substance abuse and gangsterism our communities and that and that the responsibility can't be left to the attention of the government alone.

We realised that working together we will keep our youth off the streets and drugs and gangsterism". Legoela said it was the first annual tournament and every team participated served as an inspiration and perfect example for youth."They showed the glory that could come to youth people when their focus was on the right things and congratulate teams who topped the soccer tournament," added Legoela.

“The commitment shown by players was blistering and coaches' commitment throughout  the event was outstanding." The overall winners of the tournament Zebras FC played a goalless draw against  Umlilo FC and then winning 4-1 on penalties, they walked away with R 5000 while the runners-up Umlilo FC took home R2000. Young Lions FC came third and took home R1000.

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