KaziFootball : R200 000 up for grabs for Philly’s games tournament winners in the the 25th edition
The annual Tembisa soccer tournament known as Philly’s games was successfully launched on Friday evening at Cothrone in Midrand.
Teams finishing in position two, three and four will get the same consoling price of R50 000 each.
This year’s edition comes back with Coca Cola beverage South Africa as the new sponsorship after 15 years, joining Proline pinnacles who were part of the sponsors in 2015.
The new teams who just affiliated in this addition came up with fascinating names which are currently trending.
Some of these names included Ama-blessers, Guara guara and Sidl”kotini.
It remained to be seen whether these teams will play fascinating football just like their names.
This off season tournament will be played in six venues with different number of matches.
Ivory Park will host three matches at ema-7 sport ground as from the 16th till the 18th December 2016.
Ground eleven at Esangweni section will be the following venue to host the next three matches.
Phomolong will host two matches.
The event will then move to Esiqongweni section ahead of the Christmas day. The 25th and 26th it will be a break.
The games will resume on the 27th and 28th at Esiqongweni.
Mehlareng stadium will be the decider on the 29th for the teams which will participate in the finals at Makhulong the following day.
On the 16th the tournament will kick-start with the new kids on the block wrestling for the fattest cheque in the history of this tournament.
The rules of the tournament were also outlined during the launch.
These rules included a rule which says a team which concede more than 10 goals in one game will be prohibited from participating in the tournament and there will be no extra time after the games.
Instead it will be penalties to decide the winner.
Speaking after this event the founder of this tournament said his dream to take this event to the whole Africa.
“I am making research of other local tournament. I will say we have achieved once I see this initiative reaching other parts of Africa” Said Mathebula.