Maboni Mmatli | 06 August 2018
Mabopane: Saturday the 4th of August 2018 saw the Ya Bana “for the children” village blessed with joyous moods from multiple souls through friendly sports games. The purpose of the event was to raise public awareness and generate interest about a Sci-Art Extravaganza to be held at the village on Saturday the 1st of December 2018 and also to raise funds to buy the children school backpacks.
The day was opened with the arrival of the Science For Ubuntu team and their interaction with the children while the younger Ya Bana home soccer and netball teams played against each other. As the day progressed and the older team gathered, Science For Ubuntu went head to head with Ya Bana team in a game filled with fun, positivity and sportsmanship. The goalless 70-minutes game was decided by a 3-2 win on penalties in favour of Ya Bana.
The last quarter of the day was characterized by music entertainment, dances, and the arrival of a local team – Hilas Unique Boards FC – from Mabopane Block N, Industrial side. Their arrival saw the unification of Ya Bana and Science For Ubuntu to create a single team of bests that went against the new addition to the games. Hilas Unique Boards FC won 2 – 0 with a goal in each half of the game. The day concluded with all teams networking, posing for photo and solidifying friendship for future collaborations and partnership.