The players and officials of Liverpool FC received medals for their hard work. Photo: Mzamane Ringane
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Modimolle-Mookgophong Local Football Association Stream A winner, Liverpool FC has secured a place in the higher SAB League, effective from the new season of the SAFA third division competition.
The team ended their league race on a high note, when they walloped local counterparts Future Stars 3-0 at the Maokeng Primary School ground on Sunday 15 April.
Team owner Simon Makhubela and his assistant Jan Mafuna were over the moon as their side lifted the trophy and marched on to Stream A of the SAB League.
Makhubela previously surrendered his NTK Happy Boys status to what is now known as Opleft United FC.
He has returned to formal football after acquiring the status of Liverpool FC, which has triumphed and rose into the higher ranks.
He told The BEAT he could not help but come back to football to nurse his “addiction”.
“Football is an addiction. We previously decided to stop taking part in football, but then later decided to compete in the lower league to keep these boys committed to something positive. Due to their dedication, they played well throughout the season and reaped the rewards,” he said.
Makhubela also hailed Mafuna for his dedication towards the team, and ensuring that the team remained focused from the beginning untill the end of the season.
The team won a trophy and 18 medals, plus sponsored transportation to their first three away league fixtures, courtesy of Maremane Transport Services.
As a dress rehearsal ahead of the 2018/19 season, Makhubela told the BEAT his team will lock horns with the Stream B champions Barcelona FC of Mookgophong on Sunday 22 April.
The Mookgophong team has also secured a spot in the SAB League, after winning Stream B.
Modimolle-Mookgophong LFA Chairperson Hlupi Lehong said this season was energetic, with most teams showing determination.
“At the end, it was Liverpool who rose to the occasion and advanced to the SAB League and we congratulate them for their achievement,” he said.
Lehong called on those who would like to contribute towards the development of youngsters by donating anything they could to the LFA by contacting him on 072 746 1479.
10 months ago 19 April 2018