The majority of the 11 regional football teams scheduled to compete in the RWL KZN regional play-offs have skipped the long-awaited weekend event, originally scheduled for 6-8 January in Durban, to 20-22 January. , I’m bitter.
According to Nomkhosi Zulu, the Provincial Executive Officer (PEO) of the KwaZulu-Natal Football Association in Safa province, everything was “planned and finalized” last year so that the tournament could take place early in the new year, but the sports ministry “showed” that art and culture are impossible because of human problems.
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Everything was sorted out and finalized to get the playoffs going, but unfortunately the Ministry of Sports, Arts and Culture said that was not possible as the officials or staff who were supposed to work at the event were still on vacation. showed. whole project.
witness I also have the letter sent to the team and the Safa Regional Office informing them of the date change.
Safa uMgungundlovu Regional Executive Officer (REO) Makhetha Mzimela yesterday confirmed that Edendale’s star-studded outfit Dlala Ntombazane FC was the “only” participant from a local circle that was expected to attend the event. , also indicated that it is a state matter.
Dlala Ntombazane FC head coach Ntombifuthi “Muchichwa” Khumalo said it was not the first time it had happened and was very frustrating, unfair and bad for the game.
I can’t believe this is happening again. This is really annoying, time consuming and unsolicited. In other words, all the players were training all the time, without a season break to celebrate.
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Thabo Mofokeng, Director of Communications at DSR, said: witness On Wednesday, his department has always worked closely with Safa’s state and regional bodies, and after consulting with everyone involved, “a date has been selected that is suitable for everyone.”
The 11 local representatives participating in RWL are from Amajuba District Municipality, Irembe District Municipality, Sissonke District Municipality, Ug District Municipality, Umhanyakude District Municipality, Mugungundrov District Municipality, Umzin Yati District Municipality, Utukera District Municipality, Utungulu, etc. District Municipality and Zululand District Municipality.