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Master Goya football tourney grows

Master Goya Football Tournament has grown in leaps and bounds having attracted 40 teams from Palapye and surrounding areas.

The tournament, which is on its 10th year, was sponsored by MP for Palapye, Mr Moiseraele Goya to the tune of P150 000.

Speaking during the awards ceremony held in Makoro over the weekend, Goya said his dream was to see Palapye developing not only commercially, but also in the area of sports.

He said the aim of the tournament was to unearth talent and to mould the youth into responsible citizens, who should also contribute to the development of Botswana.

Goya explained that the tournament also provided entertainment to the young people and had helped to deter them from indulging in alcohol and drug abuse.

He said the tournament started with only eight teams, but had since grown to attract 40 teams.

“I am happy that every year the number of teams participating in the tournament is increasing including the sponsorship,” he said.

The tournament, he said had started with P10 000 sponsorship, but this has increased to P150 000.

Goya said the aim of the tournament was not solely to entertain residents of Palapye, but to give young players exposure.

He revealed that his dream was to see young players from Palapye playing in the national team and big football clubs. Meawnhile, Goya commended Extension FC for their outstanding performance. The team walked away with P10 000, floating trophy, medals and football kit.

Smaller teams, which also performed exceptionally well such as Dikabeya FC, Thebana FC, Kobalemakabe and Masuakoloi also walked away with P3 000, medals, football kit, trophies and balls.

Goya promised a bigger and better Master Goya Football Tournament in 2018 and had encouraged the teams to start preparing well on time. He also thanked all those who made the tournament a success. ENDS 

Source : BOPA

Author : Kgotsofalang Botsang

Location : MAKORO

Event : Tournament

Date : Jan 03 Wed,2018

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