Eight junior soccer teams participated in a one day tournament held in Zandspruit on 3 November, as a way to remember two kids recently electrocuted by illegal electricity.
The winners walked away with t-shirts from Bidvest and soccer balls.
According to ward 114 Public Relations councillor Belinda Kayser-Echeozonjoku, it was a good thing to keep the youngsters busy with sports activities, following the recent electrocutions.
“I was approached by a number of youngsters in the community concerned about sport activities” she said, “then I decided to organize the tournament to remember the kids who were electrocuted.”
Kayser-Echeozonjoku said they were currently focusing on soccer, which kids are mostly interested in, as a way to keep them from possible electrocutions.
“It is my first month in Zandspruit, and my role is to see that service delivery takes place in this community, “she added. “I think this is a good start because the community feels that we should be doing this every month.”
Children who live in informal settlement, Kayser-Echeozonjoku said, are close to her heart. She said if the community manages to keep the young ones occupied, drug abuse would be lessened.
Khumbulani Ngcobo, a Zandspruit community member, said he was happy for the community to be considered in sports for consolation after the loss of two kids.