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The local association have also prepared a programme of visitations to local points of interest around Kimberley.

Brasse vannie Kaap: Seen here are some of the players from the Western Cape who made it to the Mayibuye Centre in Galeshewe yesterday to register for the Northern Capes first inter-LFA tournament which starts today. Picture: Neville Motlhabakwe

Members and officials of the Sol Plaatje Local Football Association (LFA) yesterday welcomed several of their peer associations from around the country at the Mayibuye Centre in Galeshewe as the local body prepares to host their first ever national inter-LFA tournament.

The MW Scara Qhinga tournament will feature junior teams from ages 10 up to 18 years of age, and will also feature senior teams who will participate in a round robin competition where teams will battle it out to reach the climax of the competition on Sunday when the finals take place at the Galeshewe Stadium, followed by a medal ceremony.

Preparations at the Mayibuye Centre were well under way yesterday as the local football association went about registering and officially welcoming several teams from the East London Central LFA, Cape District Football Association as well as three divisions of the Northern Areas LFAs (Western Cape).

The visiting LFA teams were each assigned chaperones by the host association who will escort them to and from their lodgings at a resort in Warrenton for the duration of the tournament that kicks off today at several venues around Kimberley.

The local association have, as part of the package for this football tournament, also prepared a programme of visitations to local points of interest around Kimberley.

In an earlier interview, LFA chairperson Seacbata Makhele expressed the organisation’s gratitude to a number of local and national sponsors who chipped in to make the tournament a reality.

Games will be played at the AR Abass and Galeshewe stadiums, the FNB artificial turf in Galeshewe as well as at the De Beers Stadium.