The 5th Mkhondo Festive Cup results

Mkhondo Festive Cup

During December 2018, the 5th tournament of the Mkhondo Festive Cup formed part of the 6th edition of the Mkhondo Diski Festival and featured U/17 players as well as Promotion League Division teams in the past few years, with the addition of the U/13 division, which started on 7 December 2018.

The tournament was hosted at the Mandla Magudulela Stadium in eThandukhukanya and Mr Ntokozo Simelane, of the MLFA (Mkhondo Local Football Association) provided the following results: U/13 Division: Fourteen (14) clubs participated in the Mkhondo Festive Cup’s U/13 division and on Monday, 17 December, it was time for the final match between Flymingo United FC and Shining Stars FC.

Flymingo United FC beat Shining Stars FC with a huge score of 8-1 and they won a trophy that So What FC donated to the MLFA. The runners-up received a match ball. Well done boys! U/17 Division: Comet Riders FC came face-to-face with PR Barcelona FC and were victorious with a final score of 1-0 in the final – congratulations! The winning team received a new soccer kit, gold medals and match balls.

The runners-up (PR Barcelona FC) were rewarded with silver medals, match balls and training equipment while Citizen FC’s team, who came in third, got bronze medals and two match balls. The U/17’s division’s prizes were sponsored by the Sports Office of the Mkhondo Local Municipality – thank you for your generous donation!

Senior Division: The senior division showcased 24 teams who played in the Mkhondo Festive Cup, without any sponsors! From 9 – 17 December, teams battled it out for a spot in the final but in the end, defending champions, Citizen FC, managed to defend their title and won 2-0 against PR Barcelona FC.

The winning team received a trophy, gold medals and a whopping cash prize of R6 000-00. PR Barcelona FC’s team (2nd place) received silver medals, a match ball and R3 000-00 while Ajax Blue Birds FC (3rd place) were awarded with bronze medals, a match ball and R2 000-00.