Soccer: PMB's Siyahlomula High to represent KZN in U18 boys

2010-03-02 00:00

PIETERMARITZBURG’S Siya-hlomula High will represent KwaZulu-Natal in the national U18 boys’ section of the Schools’ World Cup to be held in Gauteng in May.

This was after they beat Masibonisane High from Mkhanyakude 4-2 on penalties at Cato Manor grounds on Sunday.

The match formed part of the provincial Schools’ Soccer World Cup tournament that was organised by the Department of Sports and Recreation in conjuction with the Department of Education.

Forty-eight schools took part in the tournaments that kicked off on Friday at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and finished at Cato Manor grounds.

The initiative was undertaken by Minister of Sports and Recreation Reverend, Mike Stofile, with a view to creating awareness amongpupils about the Fifa World Cup that is set for June in the country.

Another objective of the tournament is to create top-class competition and showcase talent that exists at school level.

And show talent is what Siya-hlomula did as they negotiated their way to the final by playing exciting football.

Siyahlomula, which is based at Ashdown, first beat Bonela High 3-1, drew 0-0 against Mqhele High of Clermont before trouncing Tisend Secondary of Richars Bay 4-2 on penalties.

An excited Siyahlomula teacher-soccer coach Nhlanhla Ngema said that they were confident of representing KZN well. Ngema said that they were banking on the experience of having played in national tournaments.

Siyahlomula were runners-up during last year’s Metropolitan U16 event that took place in North West. They lost on penalties to Mqhele High. They also lost on penalties to Siqonga High of Imbali during the Confederations Cup last year.

“I believe that the experience we have attained in all these tournaments is going to put us in good stead for upcoming tournaments. The games were all tough but due to thorough preparations we had, we made it. Congratulations to my boys for the hard work,” said Ngema.

AmaZulu FC development coaches and Mamelodi Sundowns talent scout Sudesh Singh attended the finals.

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