JMS geared up for annual tournament
A total of 23 teams will feature in a feast of football in Francistown over the weekend, as the bright lights of John Mackenzie School (JMS) once again plays host to its annual soccer tournament.
An ever-present on Ghetto’s sporting calendar since 2001, two ‘Covid-19’ years aside, the fund-raising event has grown in popularity over the years, with another bumper turn-out expected this week.
With 12 teams signed up for the seven-a-side and a further nine sides taking part in the tournie’s nine-a-side section, the action is set to be fast and furious.
The games start at 2pm on Friday, with a curtain-raiser between two ladies teams.
The fun continues through to 10pm, under the floodlights, resuming on Saturday morning at 8am sharp, where a bumper, 14-hour day of football is expected.
In a brief interview with Voice Sport, JMS Secondary Principal, Moosa Lambat said they were excited to once again be holding this important sporting event.
“This tournament was originally created by the high school PTA [Parent Teachers Association], to raise funds to help maintain the association. All proceeds from the event go to the PTA, which is in charge of the school’s development and ensuring that students learn in a safe and conducive atmosphere,” stressed the long-serving headmaster.
Although there is no prize money, medals and trophies will be awarded to the winning teams.
Admission is P10 for adults and while entrance is free for children under the age of 10.