Pirates grab Rangers Super 8 Cup

2017-02-16 06:02
 Vuyani Nogaga was a keen spectator.

Vuyani Nogaga was a keen spectator.

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Cape Town Pirates FC were crowned champions of the inaugural Rangers Super 8 Cup held at NY 49 Stadium over the weekend.

The tournament was organised by Cape Town Rangers FC with aims of uplifting soccer and lure youth back into the game.

Rangers FC’s Sonwabile Tonisi explained that this was their first tournament and was self-funded.

“We knocked at many doors asking for sponsors but we could not raise enough support. As a club we raised funds amongst our members to make sure that the tournament is a success,” said Tonisi.

He said they will host yet another tournament the Easter Weekend and were expecting a large number of entries.

Also serving in the Cape Town Rangers executive committee is petrol station owner Vuyani Duman Nogaga who stressed the need for local businesses to play part in promoting sport.

“Youth in sports is youth out of court, I urge fellow business people to adopt clubs and other sports association in an effort to build our communities,” said Nogaga.

Eight teams participated and the standard of football was very competitive resulting in Cape Town Pirates facing the Philippi-based Newcastle United in a fast paced cup final game. Drew first blood through Jerry Mxabo in the first half. Mxabo was later voted as the tournament’s goal scorer taking home a latest Nike soccer boot as a prize from the organisers.

United equalised in the second half but Pirates showed more determination as they pounced again.

Pirates went home with a cheque of R3000, gold medals and a floating trophy whilst United received silver medals and R1500.

In a curtain raising game between Cash Masters and Rangers Vets fans saw veteran footballers showing off great skill.

Rangers Vets won 2-0.

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