Ocean’s Eleven kicked off their annual 7-A-Side soccer tournament at the Clive Solomon Stadium on the morning of Saturday, 21 September 2019.
Organiser, Merril Russil says that local teams from leagues in Mangaung and Heidedal take part in the tournament which has games for teams starting from U11 up to U17.
“We have a bigger turn out this year because we have a lot of under 11 teams, normally we don’t have that many taking part, but there’s always U13 up until U17. But this year we have 12 U11 teams,” he said.
The tournament is sponsored by the municipality as well as an anonymous community member, who have sponsored medals and trophies for the winning teams. “The teams that win will get gold medals and a trophy, the runner-up in each age group will get silver medals and bronze medals for the third runner-up. This is for U11, U13, U15 and U17 which makes it four trophies in total,” added Russil. – Seithati Semenokane