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- The tournament a build up to the Mohembo Charity Walk
Phomolong Orphanage and Vulnerable Children (OVC) football tournament, which is a build up to the Mohembo Charity Walk to be held in May is said to be well on course. This as the organisers have partnered with former Zebras Mompati Thuma for the tournament.
The tournament was launched in Shakawe last weekend with 7 social clubs from Shakawe, Sepopa and Gowa taking part, and it will be played every weekend until April ahead of the walk set for May 4th. The social clubs comprise of public servants and members of the community.
The tournament will see top four teams advancing to the semifinals which will be played two weeks before the walk. At the end two teams will play the finals in the afternoon of the 4th May 2024 after the charity walk and the winner will be crowned champion.
“So far Gowa SC has 3 points after walloping Brufen SC by a goal to nil on Saturday. Mabogo Dinku SC played to a draw with Raiders SC while ALCO played 2-2 with Sepopa SC,” Thuma told Times Sports.
He revealed that they are working around the clock to engage more potential investors. “I am still new with the environment and the organisation, therefore we will start small but surely we will introduce more awards for the winners as time goes on,” he said.
OVC director Monde Lordick-Mokobi confirmed that they have partnered with the former Zebras captain for the annual football tournament that will be held at the beginning of every year building up to the charity walk.
Mokobi revealed that the charity walk will take place in the morning while the final game of the tournament will be played in the afternoon. Activities of the day will start with a 25km walk, followed by the 15km, 10km in addition to the 15km fast walk.
Mokobi revealed that the clubs together with Thuma donated toiletry to the Centre and 6 schools of Shakawe Senior School, Gowa and Popagano Junior Schools as well as Shakawe, Kathiana and Mohembo Primary Schools.
The charity walk will this year be held for the third time since its inception in 2022. Its main aim is to raise funds for the upkeep and care for the needy children that live from remote areas and villages in the Okavango district, from Habu to Gudigwa. OVS offers counseling to the kids and also provide them with clothes, food and referrals where possible to other counseling centres, government departments like social workers, department of tertiary financing as well as educational institutions among others.