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The Kwa Mahlobo Festive Games final was postponed last week, but is now set for Saturday, with Black Poison taking on Dobsonville Eleven.
BLACK Poison and Dobsonville Eleven will battle it out on the soccer pitch in a bid to be named the 2010/11 Kwa Mahlobo Festive Games champions this Saturday.

 

Selelekele High School are the previous winners of Kwa Mahlobo Festive Games Selelekele High School are the previous winners of Kwa Mahlobo Festive GamesThe final match was scheduled for 9 January, but was postponed to 15 January. It takes places at the Kwa Mahlobo Grounds in Zone 10, Meadowlands. Kickoff is at 3pm.
 

According to the games’ public relations officer, Dlongolo Ntenjwa, the final was postponed because of unruly behaviour by fans. The games, which ran from 25 December 2010 to 9 January 2011, attracted over 25 000 spectators.

“This time we are urging to fans to come early to the stadiums and be on their best behaviour because we have upped our security by including the Meadowlands South African Police Service.”

The two teams both had convincing wins in the semifinals. Black Poison won 2 – 1 against Bram Fischer Eagles, while Dobsonville Eleven won 2 – 0 against Mzimhlophe Porto.

In all, 40 teams participated in the competition for a grand prize of R25 000, a gold trophy, soccer kit and 22 gold medals. Second prize is R10 000, a silver trophy, soccer kit and 22 silver medals. The top goal scorer, player of the tournament and goalkeeper of the tournament will each receive R500 and a trophy.

Sponsoring the tournament this year are the retail group, Pick ‘n Pay; the mining house, De Beers; and the drinks company, Distell.

In 2009, more than 10 000 spectators turned up to watch the 40 teams play. Meadowlands’ Scorpions Football Club won the tournament.

For more information about the tournament contact Dlongolo Ntenjwa on 083 595 3924 or email Patrick.ntenjwa@gauteng.gov.za, Fats Nhlapo on 082 254 7601 or Blessing Zwane on 076 150 7787.

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