South African national soccer team player Sboniso Pah Gaxa hails from the township of KwaMashu and he is the first professional player to host a tournament within this township. The tournament is called a “Gaxa Cup”.
Sboniso Gaxa also plays for the South Africa’s ABSA Premier Soccer League Champions, Mamelodi Sundowns said he is doing this to make sure that soccer does not die in the township and he also want to make sure that the people are ready for the FIFA World Cup Tournament taking place South Africa.
The different sections of KwaMashu are represented in the tournament by their teams in this knock out competition. The 2009/10 Cup was between the M section and Lindelani team. The Lindelani team defeated the M section and became the 2009/10 Gaxa Cup champions.