Kids' soccer league final thrills Soweto
The finals of the Spur Masidlale kiddies soccer league took place on Sunday, with the new champions crowned to top off a fun-filled day.
Over 200 children from 12 schools gathered at the Mzimhlophe Park in Orlando West, Soweto, to see who would dribble their way to this year's trophy.
Sapebuso were the big winners - finishing at the top of both the boys' and girls' categories. The Sapebuso girls ended the season with 22 points, followed by Tumang and Shomang both at 19 points, with Tumang obtaining second place on goal difference.
The Sapebuso boys led by one point less than their female counterparts, with 21 points, followed by Tumang (18 points) and Tsumbedzo (16 points).
As 2012 Soweto Spur Masidlale champions, Sapebuso will be mascots at one of reigning PSL champions Orlando Pirates' games.
Also taking place on the same day was the Teka Challenge, where beneficiaries from child aid agencies took part in a soccer skill workshop before teaming up with former soccer stars and celebrities to see who had the most impressive ball skills.
The challenge was won by TUKS Football Club's Tebogo Monyai, who got the R15 000 donation for Ikageng Itereleng Aids Ministry.
The Teka Challenge trophy went to 11-year-old Lindelani Mvelase of Shomang Primary School.
Since its inception in 2005, the Spur Masidlale soccer development programme has taught more than 30 000 children across the country life and soccer skills, says project manager Khakhi Diala.