Tembisa to host prize ceremony

Highlands Park shareholder Sinky Mnisi is championing the tournament, which aims to take kids away from crime and substance abuse.
Highlands Park shareholder Sinky Mnisi is championing the tournament, which aims to take kids away from crime and substance abuse.
Image: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images

The Tembisa United Football Association (Tufa) will host its annual prize-giving ceremony at Makhulong Stadium on Sunday (10am), chairman Sinky "Twalaza" Mnisi has announced.

Mnisi said they will be honouring football development sides - the under-13, -14, -15 and -17 - in the Hatfield VW League which is played across Tembisa.

"This is our way of encouraging children to do sport ... soccer to be precise," he said. "We are hopeful that what will be happening at Makhulong Stadium will go a long way in taking kids away from crime and substance abuse and bring them to football fields because their peers will be there receiving prizes for playing football. Our gratitude, obviously, goes to our sponsors (Hatfield VW)."

The car dealership actually sponsors Highlands Park, in which Mnisi is a shareholder. Mnisi's colleague Brad Kaftel owns the dealership.

Kaftel first sponsored Tufa in 2014.

He said they took a leaf out of Nelson Mandela, who in 1995 showed the whole world that sport can unite people.

During his announcement of his company's sponsorship of the association, Kaftel said: "We are therefore encouraging Tufa to concentrate on development and participation in building a healthy nation."

Mnisi said participating teams will also get a playing kit each.

X