Soccer-playing gogos take over SA thanks to Tzaneen football club

Soccer-playing gogos take over SA thanks to Tzaneen football club

- Over 10 granny soccer teams have been formed in SA since Vakhegula Vakhegula started 11 years ago

- They participated in a friendly tournament recently hosted by Tzaneen Football Club

- Local dignitaries officiated the event

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Several granny soccer teams participated in a friendly tournament hosted by Tzaneen Football Club in Limpopo last week.

Soccer-playing gogos are on the rise throughout the country. Briefly.co.za learned that over 10 teams have been formed since Vakhegula Vakhegula, the first team, started 11 years ago.

Among those that participated in the tourney were Hoedspruit Soccer Grannies, Ivory Park Grannies FC, Seshego, and Vakhegula Vakhegula.

The event was held at the Nkowankowa Stadium. The Mayor of the Greater Tzaneen Municipality, Maripe Mangena, was the guest of honour.

Banyana Banyana players Noko Matlou and Lebogang Ramalepe were also present. Nkhesani Ntsanwisi, Vakhegula Vakhegula's director, hailed the tourney as a success.

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Christine du Preez, Captain of Hoedspruit Grannies, added, "We enjoyed ourselves. Soccer is a diverse sport and it brings people together."

Nkhesani also revealed that some of the grannies are set travel to France next year for the Women’s Soccer World Cup. She therefore appealed for financial help to make this possible.

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As Briefly.co.za reported, Vakhegula Vakhegula travelled to Russia to attend the recent FIFA World Cup and played a few friendlies.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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