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Diamond Boys FC favoured to challenge social league title.

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Diamond Boys FC are the favourites to win the Sol Plaatje Masters Football League’s Easter tournament to be played from 15-18 April in Kimberley. Picture: Neville Motlhabakwe

The tournament will open on April 15 and 16 with the round-robin games being played at the Diskobolos grounds, and the knockout rounds will then be played at the AR Abass Stadium on April 17 and 18.

THE SOL Plaatje Masters Football League (SMFL) will on Tuesday stage the draw for their Top 32 Easter tournament which will be played at Diskobolos and AR Abass stadiums from April 15 to 18.

Mzwandile Flatela SPMFL spokesperson, said the draw will be conducted on Tuesday at the Sol Plaatje Housing centre in Moshoeshoe Street, Galeshewe starting at 6pm. The draw is only for the association’s registered male teams and will involve only the teams that are currently registered with the Sol Plaatje Masters Football League, Flatela said.

The tournament will open on April 15 and 16 with the round-robin games being played at the army base at the Diskobolos grounds. The knockout rounds will then be played at the AR Abass Stadium in Square Hill Park on April 17 and 18.

Crusaders Masters were the last winners of the tournament in 2019 in matches that were played at the Kimberley Technical High school grounds before Covid-19 prevented tournaments till now. Diamond Boys lost out 1-0 to Crusaders in that year’s final.

However, Diamond Boys are still considered the firm tournament favourites, being past winners on numerous occasions of the social league championship prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Flatella cautioned that the association will charge a R20 admission fee to all the games on all the playing days. He further advised that spectators should bring along vaccination documents and they should observe standard Covid-19 control procedures inside the venues.

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