Navaz clips Flamingo’s feathers

2017-05-04 06:00
Navaz FC in a jubilant mood after scoring a 1-0 victory over Flamengo sport1PHOTO: zila mkonto

Navaz FC in a jubilant mood after scoring a 1-0 victory over Flamengo sport1PHOTO: zila mkonto

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The Duma Wafa Wafa Easter Soccer tournament which was held in Gugulethu’s Ny49 Stadium ended as it had started: on an adrenalin pumping high note.

It was hosted by Cape Town Rangers FC and was also partly sponsored by local businessman Vuyani Nogaga.

The final featured fast paced Flamengo FC and the dogged Navaz FC produced fireworks despite a drizzly Sunday afternoon weather.

Flamengo were slight favourites to lift the trophy and take home the whopping R10000 prize on offer. However, Navaz turned the screws on Flamengo, teaching them that it’s not over until the fat lady sang as they pounced a solitary goal to walk away victors.

Navaz took the prize money, the gold medals and the trophy whilst Flamengo were consoled with silver medals and a R5000 cheque.

Area Central Mayco member councillor Siyabulela Mamkeli who watched from the stands with a joyful crowd said he was “impressed with the standard of the game”.

“This game tells me our townships are brimming with talent but it needs to be nurtured. We used to produce quality players and we thank everyone involved in this tournament,” said Mamkeli.

Cape Town Rangers official Vuyani Nogaga under whose name the tournament is played said he was pleased with the turnout.

“We want to grow this tournament into one of the biggest in our areas. The organising committee will sit down and develop ways of making this the biggest Kasi tournament,” said Nogaga.

Nomzamo Kani, a keen Cape Town Rangers member and supporter hailed the tournament as a great success.

She concurred with Nogaga that the tournaments can become the “biggest in the Kasi”. She urged more township based business people to invest in sport.

“A child in sport is one out of courts and jails,” Nomzamo concluded.

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