In partnership with the Chobe Region community, The African Bush Camps Foundation (ABCF) is proud to have sponsored the 2015 Independence Soccer Tournament held on the 30th of September to commemorate Botswana’s 49th year of Independence.
The event brought the community together with its leaders to celebrate and continue to find ways to develop their region. In the final match, Chobe United Football Club defeated Satau Sporting Club 2 -1 in an exciting well balanced match.
The first match kicked off at 9am and featured 2 school teams, Chobe Junior School vs. Mabele Primary School. Chobe Junior School won the match 4-0 overwhelming the young Mabele Primary team.
The second match of the day was the 3rd place play off, which featured Sedudu FC vs Panda Sporting Club. Panda won 1 – 0 in a tightly contested match.
The 1st prize winners Chobe United FC walked away with a total voucher of 10,500 Pula. 2nd prize won by Satau FC recieved a voucher of 8,500 Pula, the 3rd team, Panda Sporting Club walked away with a voucher of 6,500 Pula while the 4th place finisher Sedudu FC received a 4,500 Pula voucher. The rest of the participating 8 teams that played in the tournament leading up to the top 4 that played on the day received a consolation voucher of 2,500 Pula each. The vouchers that the teams won will be used to support their needs over the year including for items such as sports equipment, transport and other sporting expenses.
ABCF is very proud to be associated with this tournament and supporting and celebrating together with the people of Botswana on their Independence Day. The event was a true partnership with ABCF coming together with the Office of the District Commissioner, the Botswana Football Association and other partners to make this years’ tournament a huge success. All the final day matches were played at the Prison’s grounds in Kasane and we thank them for offering their space. Our thanks also goes to the Chobe community that came out in large numbers to support the games.
We look forward to next years Event and watching the teams develop their skills as they work towards winning the cup.