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Tsholotsho honours Adam Ndlovu

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THE Tsholotsho Football Association (TFA) on Saturday held a memorial soccer tournament to celebrate the life of the late football legend Adam Ndlovu at Tsholotsho business centre.

REPORT BY VITALIS MOYO

The celebrations were preceded by a Zifa Southern Division One match between Tsholotsho Football Club and Rufaro Rovers which the hosts won 3-0.

Hundreds of Tsholotsho residents came out for the celebrations which included a soccer match between a local team from the social league and Bulawayo side Amavevane. A memorial service was held after the soccer match.

TFA chairman and event organiser Melusi Ndebele applauded the Tsholotsho community for coming out in their numbers to celebrate the life of the football legend.

“I am very happy that the people of Tsholotsho came out in their hundreds for this cause given that this is a rural setup. There are over 500 people present with some having travelled long distances just to come and be a part of this. We organised this tournament in his honour as he played his last soccer match here in Tsholotsho after we had invited him,” Ndebele said.

The Highlanders legends’ team was also supposed to participate in the celebration, but could not make the trip citing transport logistics.

“We want to appreciate the Ndlovu family for their response to us in organising the memorial tournament. We had approached the brothers Marko and Peter Ndlovu who allowed us to hold the event, but however, they could not turn up due to certain logistics, but they gave us the thumbs up and the blessings to go on with the celebrations in their absence,” Ndebele added.

Zifa Southern Region Junior league chairman Mkhululi Mthunzi commended the organisers for setting a good example in celebrating the life of a soccer legend.

“It is a brilliant idea for Tsholotsho to hold such a tournament as Adam played his last soccer match here. The turn up here is very good and it is an indication that Adam had caught the hearts of many during his illustrious football career. Well, the only sad thing is that the Highlanders legends side could not make the trip due to logistical problems,” Mthunzi said.

The major highlight of the day was the soccer match where Bulawayo side Amavevane who beat Tsholotsho social team 5-4 on penalties after the two sides had played to a two-all draw during normal time of play.

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