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Plumtree win soccer tournament


Plumtree Soccer Academy were the winners of the inaugural Kombani Africa Knock out Cup after they beat Highlanders Under 19 1-0 at Plumtree High School on Sunday.

The tournament was sponsored by Charles Moyo, the proprietor of Kombani Lodge in the Plumtree, to the tune of R200 000.

Plumtree Soccer Academy walked away with R6 000 and a floating trophy after a penalty scored by Edson Sibanda.

In the semi-final of the competition Plumtree Soccer Academy beat Bulilima Select 4-1.

Highlanders Under 19 started off the match on a good note when they beat Plumtree Football Club 3-2 in the other semi-final.

Plumtree FC won the third place spot after beating Bulilima Select 1-0.

The runners up of the tournament, Highlanders walked away with R2 500 while Plumtree Football Club left R1 000 richer.

Bulilima Select did not go empty handed as they received R500.

The Player of the Tournament Zengempilo Khuphe of Plumtree Soccer Academy pocketed R400.

Plumtree Soccer Academy goalkeeper Siza Magalane was voted goalkeeper of the tournament and was rewarded with R300.

Khuphe, Philani Ncube and Bonnie Mpofu shared R300 after they grabbed two goals each.

Co-ordinator of the tournament Wonder Phiri described the tournament as a huge success.

Premiership side Chicken Inn coach, Philani Ncube, Benjamin Moyo,Willard “Mashinkila” Khumalo, Dazzy Kapenya and Joel Luphahla were some of the players and coaches who attended the event.

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