On Saturday, 5th October 2019 the Eswatini Football Association (EFA) in collaboration with Build it hosted the 2019 Build it U13 Siteki Championship at Siteki Sport Ground.  Eight (8) teams were competing for the championship. These teams were Ntengenyane, Silent Heroes, Imphumalanga, Barcelona, Matsetsa Arsenal, Lukhula Black Stars, Sangcotfo and Golden.  Ntengenyane was crowned champions after defeating Sangcotfo by 2-0.  To reach finals, Ntengenyane defeated Black Stars by 2-0 whilst Sangcotfo were the finalists after winning against Barcelona by 2-0.

For their championship, the youngsters were awarded a trophy, a new Build-it branded soccer kit; Build it branded bags, water bottles and individual trophies whilst Sangcotfo got individual trophies, water bottles and soccer bags.  The best player was Banele Matse from Ntengenyane who won himself a trophy. When interviewed after the event Matse was very much happy to be crowned the best player. “I am very much excited to be the best player of this tournament. I played very well and I was able to score 5 goals”, Matse said. He further stated that training sessions help them a lot and thanked support they got from their parents and coaches. “My best player is Sifiso Matse from the Royal Leopard and I wish to play for Royal Leopard one day”, he added.

Over and above, the EFA’S CEO Mr. Frederick Mngomezulu acknowledged Build it, parents and coaches for the support that they give to these youngsters. “On behalf of the football association, we kindly thank Build it for supporting football development in the country. We saw talents to these youngsters”, Mngomezulu said. His words were echoed by the Managing Director Piggs Peak, Ebuhleni and Siteki Build it stores, Mr. Khanya Ndlovu who stated that the youngsters played very well and it shows that football is really developing in the country. “Indeed football is developing in the country. We hope that the youth coaches of the EFA were able to identify the football talents to the players”, Ndlovu said.



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