District soccer tournament ‘a huge success’

2011-04-26 00:00

REAL Argentina of Howick won the R50 000 prize for seniors in a late-night final against Kings United in the Pietermaritzburg and District Soccer Association (Padsa) Easter tournament, held at Northdale over the long weekend.

Sandile Khuzwayo scored first for Real. In the second half Brian Ndhlovu levelle

d the scores with a brilliant goal. The game went into extra time and in the dying minutes of the second half of extra time, Khensia Sifiso banged in the winner for Real Argentina, giving them their second win in their nine years of playing in the Easter tournament.

Real Argentina have lost twice before in the finals in a penalty shoot-out, to Sobantu Shooting Stars and Port Elizabeth Saints.

They are now looking forward to the play-offs to be promoted to the Vodacom league.

Premilla Naidoo, treasurer of Padsa, told The Witness last night, “In spite of the fact we had no sponsors this year, the tournament was a huge success”.

Alpha Blazers and Masillie received kit and cash.

Winning teams:

Grand Challenge: Walthew Lads

U11: Classic

U13: Ushibobo

U15: Young Masters

U17: Shamrocks

U19: uMgungundlovu

Over 35: Maritzburg FC

Seniors group 2: Re-Union beat Northdale Stars

Seniors group 1: Real Argentina beat Kings United

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