Members of Sportex, Jacob Mashamola, Isaac “Zee” Dlamini and Nakedi “Apla” Baloyi. Photo: TK Mashaba.
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Youngsters between the ages of 13 to 17 were scheduled to look forward to a feast of soccer, as community-based organisations close ranks to keep the youth from the streets.
The initiative is spearheaded by the Sports Excellence (Sporttex) collective, with the backing of other local groupings.
Resources allowing, Sportex planned to host a soccer tournament running over the Easter Weekend, featuring soccer players from the ages of under-13, under-15 and under-17.
The premliminary stages of the envisaged tournament was scheduled to kick off as early as Saturday, 3 March.
The qualifying teams would then do battle over the Eater Weekend, starting on Good Friday, 30 March.
Sportex said in a statement its initiative was officially launched in early January, against the backdrop of a mini soccer tournament.
The initiative had the support of the community-based Enough Is Enough movement, and Change for Bela-Bela.
4 months ago 22 February 2018