COMING UP – LGBTI LEGACY GAMES

We believe that everyone should have access , opportunity and experience in sports, regardless of your sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, our aim is to tackle the rampant homophobia and transphobia in sport!

The experience encountered by Phuti Lekoloane birthed the idea of hosting a football tournament that aims at raising awareness and education on issues of discrimination and rejection of queer athletes and in creating a safe space for queer footballers. 

The Phuti Lekoloane foundation will be hosting LGBTI Legacy Games Tournament annually in October, the tournament is under the LGBTIQA banner. The 3rd edition is scheduled for and will be kick off from the 8th of October through to the 30th of October 2022 in the outskirts of Tembisa, Mayibuye. The tournaments will be comprised of 32 make teams and 8 female teams. 

Football has been known as a tool used to brining peace, love and unity in humankind. Football brings together people and it gives them the opportunity to interact with each while being entertained and debating on several issues. “Weare taking advantage of this platform to educate and inform people about inclusion and equality. We need people to understand that football has no boarders and should be everyone’s game. Our aim is to host a successful, safe and secure 3rd edition of the legacy games that delivers a lasting legacy for the whole of the South African Queer Community and maximize the opportunities before, during and after the games.” Phuti explains. 

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