Rapho Kickers wrote their history again after defending their title against Mokwakwaila Golden City by securing 3-1 victory in the finals.
The 2nd Annual Games of Tebogo Ramoshaba started on the 19th of December 2021and got concluded on Sunday the 26th of December 2021, the tournament included football teams from all different spheres of Bolobedu.The tournament was held in Ga-Kgapane Township outside ModjadjiSkloof.
Football fans came out in their numbers to cheer on their favourite teams in the tournament on Sunday. In the first game of the semi-finals between Rapho Kickers and Nigerian Igwe Boys the match ended into a goalless draw and saw Rapho Kickers advancing to the finals by beating Nigerian Igwe Boys 5-4 on penalties, the second fixture saw Mokwakwaila Golden City beating Barcelona of Ga-Rapitsi 2-1 and advancing to the finals.
Prior the final fixture of the tournament, almost everyone was confident that Mokwakwaila Golden City were going to beat the defending champions (Rapho Kickers), meanwhile others were confident that Rapho would defend their title without a doubt considering some of the players they had on their starting XV.
The first half of the final reached stoppage time without goals, coming back into the second half Rapho Kickers found the back of the net, Golden City levelled matters and Rapho Kickers kept on pushing until they scored two more goals to secure their tittle, the match ended into a 3-1 victory for Rapho Kickers and were crowned as Champions of the Tournament for the 2nd time, taking home a prize money of R25 000 and runner ups Mokwakwaila Golden City taking home R12 500.
The sponsor of the tournament Tebogo Ramoshaba congratulated the winners and thanked all the participants who made the tournament successful and exciting.
“To all the stakeholders who made sure that the tournament becomes a success, thank you next year it will be bigger than this and to those who loves football come, lets unite and groom these young boys to become our local football stars.’’ he said.