Friday, June 14, 2024

Hard Runners win inaugural Katete Youth Tournament

Hard Runners football club was on Sunday afternoon crowned champions of the Katete district youth tournament after beating Kuzipa Sports Academy in an entertaining final.

The tournament sponsored by BOICY ENTERPRISE LIMITED attracted several teams with Kuzipa Sports Academy and Hard Runners making it to the final.

The only goal of the game came in the second half and changed the intensity of the match as Kuzipa Sports Academy pushed for an equalizer ferociously but failed in the process as Hard Runners held on until the final whistle.

Boicy Enterprise Limited sponsored the tournament to keep the youths busy during the Easter holiday and gave them a platform to showcase their football talent.

Sunduzwayo Banda who is the CEO of the company represented Boicy and was in attendance during the final match.

Other officials present at the Omelo Mumba Ground included Member of Parliament of Mkaika constituency Hon Peter Phiri and former member of Parliament for Milinzi Mr White Banda.

The Eastern Province Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) was represented by vice Chairperson Mr Patrick Nyirenda.

Honorable, Peter Phiri thanked Boicy for sponsoring the tournament while FAZ Vice Chair, Patrick Nyirenda asked the sponsor to extend the tournament to other districts next year.

Champions, Hard Runners FC walked away with a floating trophy, a set of Jersey and one match ball while runners up Kuzipa Sports Academy were presented with a set of jersey.

Kapoche Day Secondary school team who came out third in this tournament after beating Kangwerema FC 4-1 in the third and fourth play off walked away with two match balls while Kangwerema walked away with one match ball.

Hard Runners midfielder, Lackson Mwale was voted man of the match and walked away with a K200, the tournament also hard a golden boot award and Geoffrey Chimbelu who scored four goals in the tournament was awarded with a pair of boots valued at K2500.

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