The Linda Mntambo Foundation will be hosting its fourth edition of its annual soccer tournament starting on the 7th of October.
The tournament has been growing from strength to strength since its inception and a record 46 teams will be participating in this year’s edition of the tournament.
This year’s competition will be much bigger and better, as they will also be introducing the girls competition.
The focus of the tournament is more on ground roots level, the u13 and u17 are yet to be introduced but that is something planned for the future.
“We are focusing on building the foundation of the tournament and bring it to the people”, The Linda Mntambo Foundation Soccer Tournament.
Speaking to Siyamazi Khathola, professional sports photographer and member of the Linda Mntambo Foundation, he could not contain his excitement about the tournament, citing how far they have come as a collective with the tournament looking to give back to the youth.
Orlando Winter Roses, the most successful holders of the Linda Mntambo Soccer tournament to this day, have won the competition two times.
They won the first tournament which was top 8, and they went on to defend their title in the second tournament which was top 16.
However they could not win it for the third time, as Daveyton All Stars walked away as victors of the prestigious Linda Mntambo Soccer Tournament.
Regulations for the Linda Mntambo Foundation Soccer Tournament.
Identification to be used on the tournament (MySAFA Card): Compulsory.
46 teams will be participating in this year’s edition of the Linda Mntambo Soccer Tournament, 6 teams are sealed.
Top 40 which will be played in three fields
Top 20 teams or the winners from the first day to be played in 2 fields
Winners from Day 2 ,which is 10 teams + 6 team sealed to be unsealed to make it top 16 ,again 2 fields and teams will play 2 games Top 16 and 8 .on that day 4 teams of ladies will play also.
Semi-Final ,ladies final and under 15 final
List of all participating teams
2. Mea mighty Eagles
9.D all stars
12.Stars of Milan
17.Friend of Soweto
24.Orange Farm Juventu
25.Inzinja Ze Game
33.White City Spurs
37.Mzihlophe sports club
41.Soweto stars Academy
46.Soweto United .
Sealed teams are:
1.D all stars
4.Orange farm Juventus
6. Orlando west Academy
This 6 teams will only join in the last 16 they were in the last 8 last season.
Ladies senior teams top 4.
1. UNITED LADIES
“Will only join us on the 14 OCT 2023.”
And final after the two semi-final of under 15 on the 15th Oct 2023
Price soccer kit.
A passionate reader and dedicated writer, Siya possesses three degrees from Rhodes University including a Postgraduate Diploma at Rhodes University. He also played amateur cricket and soccer, both during his university years. While honing his journalism skills at Grocott’s Mail in Makhanda, he developed a profound interest in the community’s response to crime. Additionally, he covered topics such as art/culture and student politics at Rhodes University in 2022. In his spare time, Siya can be found exploring galleries, dining at restaurants, indulging in literature, taking photographs or savouring his favourite dish, spaghetti.