Football under the floodlights

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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Admission is P10 for adults and while entrance is free for children under the age of 10.

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