There is no better investment of time and money than in the life of a child. They are the future. This is the spirit of the Build it U13 Football Programme. The champions of the Build it Pigg’s Peak U13 Championships were confirmed on Saturday after Pigg’s Peak All Stars FC won against Hellenic FC by a solitary goal in the finals of this tournament. After being crowned champions, Piig’s Peak All Stars coach, Thami Shongwe highlighted that the secret behind this achievement are the early preparations for this tournament. “We started our preparations for this tournament very early thus our achievement as a team”, Shongwe said. He also urged other coaches to be patient and encourage the youngsters to put more effort in their game. “I urge other coaches to be patient and encourage the players to put more effort in their game”, Shongwe said.
As an overall implementation of this tournament, The Eswatini Football Association’s (EFA’s) Executive Committee Member and Chairperson of the Youth Committee Sicelo Nene thanked Build it for sponsoring this tournament and urged the players to put more effort in their education and football in order to enhance their chances of being successful in life. “On behalf of the EFA may I take this opportunity to thank Build it for investing in the future of this country through football and also encourage the participants of this football development programme to put more effort in their education and football in order to enhance their chances of being successful in life,” Nene said.
As a reaction for the successful implementation of this tournament, Build it Pigg’s Peak Managing Director, Khanya Ndlovu acknowledged the EFA for the perfect execution of this tournament and promised that Build it will continue sponsoring this football development programme. “As a sponsor, we would like to thank EFA for the perfect realization of this tournament as it was well coordinated. Build it will continue sponsoring this football development programme as it has a great impact in Eswatini, African and world football at large”, Ndlovu said. As a sponsor, Build it hope that great players will be produced from this football development programme. “We hope to get great players from this football development programme who will end up playing in higher leagues,” Ndlovu said.