Everything is geared up for the uMfolozi Municipality to host its annual Siyabonga Sangweni Sports Tournament on the 7th to 9th July 2017 in the sports stars hometown of Dondotha- kwaMthethwa in uMfolozi north of the province. A career Expo will also take place on the 7th of July 2017.
Established in 2013 the tournament is a three day event that is aimed at tackling social ills which plague the communities of uMfolozi. The tournament will boosts different sport codes which will include Soccer, Netball and Boxing to cater for every community members sporting choice as well as a career expo which aims to make available ample information and knowledge to matriculants to enable them to make informed career choices, that will benefit their futures.
Siyabonga Sangweni is the ultimate role model for the youth of the Municipality who see his success story as an inspiration and greatly look up to him, which is why he has dedicated the tournament to raising awareness while helping the lives of the youth of the community that raised him. Sangweni and the Municipality wanted to raise awareness on issues such as the abuse of drugs, teenage pregnancy, rape, unemployment and murder while also promoting youth development, ways to alleviate poverty, exposing the youth to various government services and promoting the power of education.
Sangweni along with a number of PSL players will attend the tournament while musicians such as Khuzani, Dumi Mkokstad and a number of local artists will entertain the crowds.
The tournament has grown every single year with thousands of people attending the three day fiesta with numbers expected to rise once again this year. All safety and security measures have been placed to make sure that a safe and successful tournament the youth and community of uMfolozi will enjoy takes place.
The Siyabonga Sangweni Sports Tournament will take place as follows:
Date: 23, 24 and 25 June 2017
Venue: Dondotha Sports Field, uMfolozi
Time: 8:00 AM
Career Expo will take place as follows:
Date: 24 June 2017
Journalists are cordially invited to attend the tournament for the three days.