Isiphiwo players displayed their gift in tourney

2016-08-04 06:00
(In front)Soul Sibulele, Jack Ayabonga, Dyosiba Luvuyo, Xabanisa Bonginkosi, Mbalini Simanye, Jacj Iviwe and Jack Ayamthanda. (back row) Ntotho Liyema, Sikhundla Siphosethu, Nyokana Okuhle, Somnandi Mikhulu, Mashicila Asive, Gobile Lihle, Skeyi Luthando, Ntenteni Oyisa, teachers and learners from Isiphiwo Primary School, in Khayelitsha.

(In front)Soul Sibulele, Jack Ayabonga, Dyosiba Luvuyo, Xabanisa Bonginkosi, Mbalini Simanye, Jacj Iviwe and Jack Ayamthanda. (back row) Ntotho Liyema, Sikhundla Siphosethu, Nyokana Okuhle, Somnandi Mikhulu, Mashicila Asive, Gobile Lihle, Skeyi Luthando, Ntenteni Oyisa, teachers and learners from Isiphiwo Primary School, in Khayelitsha.

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Learners from Isiphiwo Primary School dribbled their way to the top in a schools tournament which was held in Kraaifontein.

The school, from Khayelitsha took part in the Mass participation, Opportunity and access, Development and growth (MOD) tournament, for Metro East schools.

They won first position in netball in the U/12 category and came second pplace inthe soccer U/11.

Their win was sealed with three of their own being awarded with trophies for best performance in the tournament.

Iviwe Jack, U/11 soccer player, was awarded as the top goal scorer with the 11 goals he put behind the net.

Bonginkosi Xabanisa, also an U/11 soccer player, was announced as the best goalkeeper of the tournament.

Vuyokazi Nkonzo, a netball player in the U/12 team, was named the best defender of the tournament.

Lilitha Selani, also a netball player for U/12 team, was crowned the best shooter of the tournament.

Sydwell Tsana, a teacher at the school, said the competition was not easy at all.

“The competition was very tough. All the schools came prepared.

The win showed us that we are going somewhere as the school. We are growing in sport,” Tsana said.

There were over 20 schools which participated in the competition.

The school was on Wednesday (yesterday) expected to start playing for the McDonalds’ Cup at Mandela Park Stadium.

They are in group stages together with Kuyasa Primary School, Ludwe Ngamlana, Luleka, Impendulo, Masiphumelele, Nomsa Maphongwana, Noxolo Xawuka and Sivuyiseni Primary Schools.

They play under Spine Road Cluster.

Patrick Ntsani, a teacher, said they are developing their players for the trials for professional soccer teams such as Ajax Cape Town and the newly established Cape Town City Football Club.

Ntsani said they have already produced a player, Abongile Nkamani, who played for Ajax Amsterdam, Under 12 team, in 2002.

Nkamani has since passed away in 2015.

Lilitha Saleni, a grade 6 learner at the school, said the MOD Centre Tournament was good for their skills and morale on the field.

“It was very nice. I had fun and enjoyed it.

I thank my teammates for supporting me which made me win the trophy. I learnt that I do not have to play rough, but take it easy,” Saleni said.

Saleni was also in a team for Ukhokho National Indigenous Games, which represented the province in Durban from 09 July to 14 July.

The team won second position in the tournament.

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