LIMPOPO – Mohlabeng, who played for Lethuli 9L United Brothers Development u/15, passed away last year after a short illness.
Capped in several games, he assisted his team to win several matches, and had just begun his journey to professional level.
According to the tournament organiser, Teenage Mohlabeng, the tournament will not only serve as a way to celebrate the life of the young star, but also to bring all the young stars in the soccer industry together.
“Through this we want to encourage our young players to continue training and to also take soccer seriously, rather than getting involved with substances abuse,” says Mohlabeng.
He says they are struggling with funds and are looking for a sponsor for medals, water and trophies.
Lethuli Master player, Justice Seema. says he believes this will not only bring the young players together, but will also improve the standard of soccer in Polokwane, and the province as a whole.
“As masters players we need to encourage our young stars to exercise everyday to improve their muscle strength.”
Lethuli 9L United Brothers Development u/15 Club Manager, Isaiah Molepo, described Mohlabeng as a great player who always showed his ambition regarding soccer.
“Mohlabeng was a strong player who always wanted to shine and he was born to be a leader. He managed to motivate his teammates and his contribution was a success for the club,” Molepo said.
Teams to compete during the memorial u/15 top four tournament are:
1. Lethuli 9L United BrothersDevelopment .
2. Lethuli Youngstars Development.
3. Matome Machaka Development.
4. London FC.