A host of SA celebrities hit the soccer pitch this past Monday, 2 November for Zakes Bantwini’s 1Goal4Cancer campaign aimed at creating awareness and raising money for breast cancer awareness month. Team Zakes and Team AKA battled it out in the blazing sun at Discovery Soccer Park in Sandton – with a final score of 11:7 to Team AKA, rendering the team victorious for the second year running.
A high energy game provided for nail-biting spectating, as the teams gave it their all. Team Zakes, kitted out in specially designed kit sponsored by adidas, comprised Doctor Khumalo who scored 2 goals, Daine Klate who scored 3 goals, Good Hope FM’s DJ Lloyd and Maps Maponyane who both scored 1 goal, Gerry Rantseli Elsdon who was a fearless goalie, as well as Donald, Slikour, Pearl Thusi and of course Bantwini himself.
Team AKA sported specially designed kit sponsored by Nike and included Lennox Bacela from Tuks FC who scored 2 goals, Darren and Ryan known as Twins on Decks who scored 6 goals between them, DJ Fanatic and DJ Franky who scored 1 goal each, Kwesta, Kid X, Ma-E, Siya Mdluli aka Cashtime Siya, club owner/promoter and director Allesio as goalkeeper as well as AKA who scored 1 goal for his team. Team AKA was victorious again and took great pleasure in raising the 1Goal4Cancer floating trophy, this year sponsored by MASCULIN.
Bantwini lost his mother to cancer in 2007 and has been outspoken about the importance of raising awareness and encouraging people to get the necessary medical checks ever since. Nominations and pledges to donate towards the initiative are being driven via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook using #1goal4cancer with proceeds going to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA). Any donations can be made direct to CANSA: ABSA Account Number: 1126560482 and bank code: 632005 using the reference 1Goal4Cancer.