Royal Leopard FC U13 team are the champions of the Build it U13 Matsapha Championship. This tournament was well executed at the Qinisweni Primary School on Saturday, 18th February 2023. A total of eight teams competed for the championship. The were two groups of four teams who initially played in a round-robin format then latter played in a knock-out format where the top two team in each log qualified for the semi-finals. The semi-finalists were Young Heroes FC, Junior Eagles FC, Royal leopard FC and Young Buffaloes FC.
In the semi-finals, Young Heroes FC won against Junior Eagles by 2-1 and Royal Leopard FC won against Young Buffaloes by 1-0. These results confirmed the finalist where Royal Leopard FC won against Young Heroes FC by 3-1. In the third-place play -off, Young Buffaloes FC won against Junior Eagles by 2-1.
Present during this championships were the EFA Executive Committee Members, Senior Management of Build it Matsapha and parents of the participating players to mention but a few. When reacting to the successful execution of this event, EFA’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Frederick Mngomezulu thanked the sponsor for supporting this tournament and also thanked the parents for allowing their children to participate in this tournament. “We would like to thank the sponsor, parents and other stakeholders for their different roles towards the successful implementation of this tournament. We also congratulate the champions and the player of the tournament for their achievements”, Mngomezulu said.
Build it Matsapha Manager, Vincent Vilakati expressed the company’s excitement in as far as the implementation of this tournament was concerned. “We are happy to be part of this great initiative and we are certain that we will continue sponsoring the tournament in the upcoming years as this games produces future national team players and promotes the development of football in the country”, Vilakati said. Sindiswa Dube from Royal Leopard FC was the player of the tournament.