Tiyani Mabunda Foundation steps in to sponsor schools football

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The first edition of the Polokwane Central schools league came to an end on Saturday with the final taking place at Capricorn High school in Polokwane, Limpopo.

The league, which involves 14 schools around the City of Polokwane is sponsored by the Tiyani Mabunda Foundation.

It features Under 15, 17 and 19 levels.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns and Bafana Bafana midfielder says his foundation has big plans to revive football in and around the city of Polokwane, where he grew up.

“We decided to engage and assist wherever we can to the upliftment of football and not just football, but sports as a whole in the province,” Mabunda told FARPost in Polokwane.

“We started the project in Polokwane, as you know I am from here, but we are trying to reach out to all parts of the province to see how we can assist so that we can unearth the next generation of superstars.

“The foundation sponsors the whole league and it’s something that we are trying to enhance and involve as many people that can have the same desire to impact the youth of this province so that we can have a better tomorrow,” he said.

The tournament started in April 2021 but was halted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Westenburg High won the Under 19 edition while Capricorn High won the Under 17.

The Under 15 was divided into two streams with Capricorn High winning stream A, while Westenburg High won stream B.

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By Ofhani Munyai