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Target set in Mopani Mayor's Charity Cup

By unknown | Jun 27, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Matome Lebea

Matome Lebea

The organisers of the popular Mopani Executive Mayor's Charity Cup hope to raise more than R500 000 when the yearly event is staged at NkowaNkowa Stadium near Tzaneen on July 5.

The tournament, which is the brainchild of the Mopani district mayor Humphrey Mokgobi, will feature Absa Premiership champions SuperSport United and the star-studded Mamelodi Sundowns.

The other clubs that will sweat it out in this one-day showpiece will be amateur sides Tiyani Shining Stars and Thomo Dynaros.

Downs will open the day's proceedings against Shining Stars at 10am while Matsatsantsa a Pitori, who are the defending champions of the event, will entertain Dynaros at noon.

The final will be played at 3.30pm. The draw was conducted at Phalaborwa on Wednesday and was attended by the officials of the two teams.

Sundowns' Daniel Mudau said they will not underestimate Stars because of their amateur status.

The Brazilians will also parade their new signings such as Sibusiso "Rhee" Zuma and Siboniso Gaxa.

Stars' managing director Tiyani Mushwana admitted that it will not be easy to beat a team of Sundowns' calibre.

United's spokesman David "Mazolman" Skosana was quick to declare that nothing will stop them from defending their title on the day.

"We will bring a strong team to this tournament that will include our new recruits, Anthony Laffour, Glen Salmon and Noel Chivuta, to ensure that we sharpen the team for the new season," Skosana said.


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