BYF sporting codes a success!


From left,  Michael Ndlovu,  Samson Mthombeni and Cynthia Chauke in the lead.  Photo/ Blessing Mabunda. 

By Angie Nkuna

GIYANI- At least 59 participants took part in the first ever mini-marathon at Bambeni village, which was organized by Bambeni Youth Forum (BYF) last Friday, 27 April 2018.

Amongst the participants were senior citizens who came in numbers to be part of the historical event in Bambeni village, Ka- Dzumeri outside Giyani.

The 5 kilometres mini- marathon started at 6am from Madyisa cafe and proceeded to R529 route. At least 20 participants, which were categorised by their age groups, respectively from juniors to elderly people were amongst the participants.

Samson Mthombeni (32) led the race in all categories from the first minute until the end of the 5 kilometres mini- marathon. In second position Michael Ndlovu (29) had to push Floyd Gobela (18) into position 3, followed by Juniet Mchavi (18) and Thapelo Mokoena in positions  4 and 5 respectively.


Samson Mthombeni receiving his Gold medal.  Photo/ Apply Rakgwatla. 

The 22-year-old Cynthia Chauke maintained her lead in position 5 from the first minute of the race until at the end. Chauke is the winner in the woman/girls category.

Ward 19 Councillor, George Mthombeni (50) is the winner in the senior citizens age group category, followed by Mariah Gobela (50).

Meanwhile, in soccer, Bambeni FC Porto are the winners of the Top 4 Tournament after defeating Bambeni PSG 3- 2 on penalties. In ladies’ soccer, Bambeni PSG won 4- 3 on penalties defeating Bambeni All Stars.

In Netball, Bambeni Juniors were defeated 25- 13 by their counterpart from Gandlanani village. Bambeni Senior Blue Team won 27- 17 against their village counterpart, The Black team.

The chairperson of the Forum, former Mughana Lonene FM DJ, Junior Zitha, the Mystik Jae says the Freedom Day Fundraising Event was the beginning of everything in the village and good things are yet to come.

The Forum is currently working on June 16 Uprising Event.