The waterlogged Sunfa Stadium. Photo: TK Mashaba

Masters’ soccer back on local grounds


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The popular senior citizens’ soccer was soon to be re-introduced across the length and breadth of the Waterberg region.

Waterberg Masters’ Soccer League co-ordinator, Hlupi Lehong, said plans were at advanced stage for the re-launch of the formal games.

Speaking during an interview on the sidelines of dress rehearsal matches played at Bela-Bela’s Sunfa Stadium on Sunday, 4 February, he said dates, venues and other logistics would unfold in due course.

The Waterberg Masters’ Soccer Leauge was a highly popular source of weekend entertainment since the launch of the tournament in the year 2014.

Teams arrived for league fixtures from as far afield as Pienaarsrivier and Mookgophong.

The games were held in high regard by, among others, the health sector, in that they provided an opportunity for older citizens to be active to ward off conditions such as hypertension.

Lehong said former players from the ages of 35 and upwards qualified to take part in the Waterberg Masters’ Soccer League.

Part of the dress rehearsal matches last Sunday were washed out following a cloud burst in the vicinity of Sunfa Stadium.

During the first match Bela-Bela Masters FC came from behind a 2-0 loss, to beat Modimolle Masters FC 3-2.

The game between Mokgopong Masters FC and Tsakane Masters FC was washed out by heavy downpours.

2 months ago       08 February 2018