The Legends players and management were still in a celebratory mood on Sunday night in ‘Katanga’ aka Colville.
Kimberley’s Colville Legends won the annual, four-team, one-day tournament in Azaadville, Mogale City (Krugersdorp) for the first time. The tournament has been running for four years since its inception in 2016.
The annual football tournament is the highlight of a charity drive supported by the participating teams whereby they assist communities near the host grounds with food parcels for needy families.
On Saturday afternoon Colville beat Soweto team Piano FC 2-0 in the final. This after the teams had reached the half-time mark goalless.
Colville Legends managers Keith Wilkinson and Cassie Calvert had a lot to celebrate this time around. The team had this year surpassed previous attempts where they garnered silver medals for the past three years in a row. In fact, on those occasions, they had come within a whisker of snapping up the gold prize.
The Kimberlites came out of the tournament bedecked in gold medals and the champions trophy. While Piano mounted the silver medalist podium for their trouble while defending champions Bloemfontein’s Cairo FC snapped up the bronze medal.
The Legends players and management were still in a celebratory mood on Sunday night in ‘Katanga’ aka Colville. Their win coincides with the organiser’s decision to bring the tournament to the Diamond City next year.
The goalscorers at the tournament were Claude Meyers who campaigned in the ABC Motsepe League in years gone by, while the other goal was provided by Morris Seekoei.
In the opening game, Legends won 1-0 against defending champions Cairo. They repeated that scoreline in their second outing against Piano as well as against Eldorado Park.
Seekoei won the “Player of the Tournament” award for the second year running and also made it into the nominee’s list of the “Top Goalscorer” award. Colville’s Petrus Diradingoe walked away with the Top Goalkeeper’s” award.
Giddy van Rooyen