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Young Players honour their colleague at local soccer league


Youth Soccer at eMbalenhle.

Saturday was a big day for the young players from Emba and Leandra. They played in a knockout game to determine who would be playing at Vosloosrust next weekend.

The game was quite intense as the young players battled it out. The Carara Kicks against the Banana Boys. In the end, it was the Carara Kicks that managed to secure a 2-1 win over the Banana Boys.

Good luck to our boys from eMbalenhle, Carara Kicks.

The Bulletin spoke to Doctor Mokoena and Jacob Ntekwende

The day was also to honour one of their own. Moeketsi Diago is the first player in the Lake Umuzi Soccer Challenge to be selected as part of the Most Valued Player (MVP) Master Class group.

Lake Umuzi soccer honours Moeketsi
Moeketsi Diago, Doctor Mokoena and Jacom Mtekwenda

Moeketsi does not only excel on the soccer field he also studies hard. He achieved excellent results in his school work. He achieved a “level 7” in 7 of his 10 subjects. He is currently in grade 7 at Shapeve Primary School.

“The MVP focuses on young children achieving good results in both the academic fields as well as the sports fields.” Said Jacob Mtekwenda, “this achievement may land him a scholarship at university if he keep this up.”

“The MVP program will provide guidance to the selected indivuduals.” Said Jacob, “The program starts from under 9 untill under 17.”

Also Read: Jacob Mtakwende: from soccer player to 1 hero coach!


Moeketsi received a cash prize and a trophy from Jacob acknowledging his achievement. It was also his last local game.

He will start with the MVP program next season.


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