More funds for tourney

Richard Nkosi

Richard Nkosi

Lucas Moleki, a tycoon from Vaalbank in KwaMhlanga, plans to pump more funds into the Moleki Top-16 Games next season.

Moleki donated R15 000 in the inaugural games that featured 16 amateur teams from the Dr JS Moroka Local Football Association (LFA).

It was staged during the festive holidays.

"My aim was to help local boys to compete against each other. Most of the teams in the area are playing gambling football and are not affiliated with the (LFA). This tournament offered the affiliated teams and those not affiliated a chance to play against each other in an organised way," he said.

Moleki said he was impressed by the way the tournament ran and was working towards making it a yearly event. He said he was going to put more money into it.

The tournament was eventually won by Troye Wits after beating Allmansdrift Amajuba 1-0. Wits pocketed R4 000 while Amajuba received R2 000.

Jackson Banda, Dr JS Moroka LFA secretary, said: "We hope those teams not affiliated with the LFA will be convinced to do so," he said.