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Kopano Sekgobela Benefit Tournament

The South African Football Players Union in partnership with Peu Business Solutions will host the Kopano Sekgobela Benefit Tournament at Ntwampe Sports Ground, Limpopo. In December 2013, SAFPU supported a tournament organised by the player and promised to stage a benefit tournament in June 2014. Kopano Sekgobela is a 23-year old wheelchair bound former footballer who played for Polokwane City before losing his ability to play football during the 2012/13 season. While on the road from a game with the club, the team bus was involved in an accident that claimed four players’ lives.

Kopano was lucky to survive the unfortunate mishap, but not lucky enough to continue playing soccer. The team that he so loved and committed himself to is now nowhere to be seen. His insurance pay-out was not enough to see him through because of special needs resulting from the accident. The tournament is intended to further provide sustenance for him, since he no longer has a salary to live on. It is a display of solidarity and a selfless act towards uplifting our own.

Kopano is still a member of the union and we will continue supporting him the best way we can. Well call on all stakeholders to join hands with us in this initiative. The tournament will be graced by the famous current PSL players like Hlompho Kekana, Tlou Sekgolela, Tefu Mashamaite and many others. DJ Cleo, DJ Yacoub, DJ Sosty, DJ Brrrnito, DJ Theipa, DJ Ceet and Mdu will provide entertainment. Miss Limpopo, Kholofelo Lekganyane, will also make an appearance. Sekgobela t-shirt will be available for sale at R60.


Date: 7 June 2014

Venue: Ntwampe Sports Ground (next to Police Station)

Time: 09:00 to 18:00

Entrance Fee: R25 Adults/ R10 Children

For more information, feel free to contact: Peter Khoabane SAFPU Media 0832101497 /0825229313 /011339 1906