MAYORAL CUP FEAST OF FOOTBALL AWAITS UTHUNGULU DISTRICT
By: Nhlanhla Mthembu
Umhlathuze local soccer fanatics will witness the clash of four national teams including Mamelodi Sundowns in the annual uThungulu Mayoral Cup in Richards Bay on 5th
The recently launched tournament is aimed at developing youth, offer them opportunities to pursue careers in football and develop the city of uMhlathuze to become one of the
recognised cities in KwaZulu-Natal with football.
Municipal Manager, Mandla Nkosi, said that the tournament will help local youth to take part on local games so they will have hunger to compete with professionals at a later stage.
“Soccer has the ability to develop people and offer opportunities to youngsters.
This tournament will serve as a platform for youth development.
We would like to see Richards Bay become rich in football,” said Nkosi.
According to tournament organiser Nhlakanipho Mkhize, “This tournament seeks to honour, Honourable Cllr Thembeka Mchunu and her future successors while also affording the youth
and the community as a whole to participate in sport and abstinence from crime.”
The tournament will feature Premier Soccer League team, Mamelodi Sundowns, Thanda Royal Zulu FC, Amazulu FC and Milford FC.
Mayor Cllr Thembeka Mchunu, said that they are very pleased to have one of the professional teams from the PSL participating.
“We are so proud to host these games and to have one of the top teams like Mamelodi Sundowns playing in our region. We expect a fully packed stadium,” said Mchunu.
The tournament will start with a clash between Mamelodi Sundowns and home boys, Thanda Royal Zulu FC at 9 am. The second game between AmaZulu FC and Milford FC will begin at