SPTC CHARITY CUP OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED
The 50/50 SPTC Charity Cup has been officially launched at the Mavuso Exhibition Centre in Manzini. The Honourable Minister Owen Nxumalo who was representing the Honourable Prime Minister was the guest speaker of this event. In his speech, he acknowledged SPTC for her effort over the years in as far as uplifting the lives of the underprivileged community and also developing football in the country. This year’s sponsorship is E2, 722 500.00 Million. “The sponsorship package for the 50/50 SPTC Charity Cup Competition is E2, 722 500.00”; Nxumalo said.
When reacting to this sponsorship, the football family through the Vice President of the NFAS Peter Simelane expressed its sincere gratitude to the sponsor as this competition allows football teams to show case their new players for the start of the new football season and also for the charitable work that forms part of this competition. “We acknowledge SPTC for her support to football over the years and this competition provide a perfect platform for football teams to showcase their new players for the new season whilst at the same time it promotes the spirit of charity in the country”; Simelane said.
IT’S E1 MILLION FOR THE 50/50 SPTC CHARITY CUP CHAMPION
The champions of the 50/50 SPTC Charity Cup will have all the reasons to smile as they will be guaranteed with E1 million cash in the bank account. “The champions of this competition will get E1 million”; Mabila said This was stated by the representative of the Premier League of Eswatini Chairman and Board Member Mduduzi Mabila during the official launch of the competition. This year’s event will see the traditional big 3 football clubs in the country participating on the main day on the tournament as the initial day which will be the 22nd July 2018 is booked for the play-offs. On this day, Young Buffaloes FC, Green Mamba FC, Malanti Chief FC and Moneni Pirates FC will compete for the only slot left for the main event competition. The development teams of the participating teams have been included in this tournament as a way of developing future players in the country. Mabila also highlighted that the traditional big 3 teams were chosen for the main event due to their huge fan base as it is a must that gate takings have to be maximised as they play a vital role in as far as charity is concerned.
On the other hand, the sponsor through the Managing Director Petros Dlamini acknowledged the Premier League of Eswatini for the manner in which this tournament has been implemented over the years as SPTC has also achieved her mandate. “Through this competition we promote the spirit of charity and peace in the country”; Dlamini said.