On Saturday, 24th August 2019 the Eswatini Football Association (EFA) in collaboration with Build it hosted the 2019 U-13 Piggs’Peak Build it Championship at the Killarney Stadium. Eight (8) teams were competing for the championship. These teams were Ntfonjeni Stars FC, Hotspurs FC, Peak City FC, Nkomanzi United FC, Lomshiyo Express FC, Mhlatane United FC, Mangwaneni United FC and Black Swallows FC. Nkomanzi FC was crowned champions after defeating Mangwaneni by 1-0. To reach finals, Nkomanzi defeated Lomshiyo by 4-3 after penalties whilst Mangwaneni were the finalists after winning against Ntfonjeni by 2-1.
For their achievement, the youngsters were awarded a trophy, a new Build-it branded soccer kit; Build it branded bags, water bottles and individual trophies whilst Mangwaneni got individual trophies, water bottles and soccer bags. The best player was Mahle Vilakati who won himself a trophy. When interviewed after the event Vilakati expressed his delight of being crowned the best player. “I am very much excited for being chosen as the best player of this tournament. I thank my coaches who helped us during the training “, Vilakati said. He also highlighted that they played very well and they were ready to fight. “Ï thank Build it and the EFA for providing us with this platform where we display our football skills”, he added.
According to Mahle’s mother; Winile Nxumalo when interviewed during this event she was very much happy to watch him playing football with such spirit. “We want to see him participating at the highest level”, she said. She further highlighted that her child was taking part for the second time for this tournament and besides playing soccer, wherever he participates he is very active and that’s the reason they came to support him. Over and above, she also appreciatethe initiative done by Build it and EFA for this football development programme.