Skom boys leave an impression in China

2016-09-08 06:00
 Playground Project Langa team with their Chinese counterparts.

Playground Project Langa team with their Chinese counterparts.

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The Playground Project Langa under -13 soccer side won the hearts and admiration of fans during an international youth tournament held in China last month.

The lads from Skom opened their campaign with a 3-0 win over Guernsey Schools before facing a tough time against Hammarby IF and Utbynäs SK who beat them 5-0 and 2-0 respectively in the group stages.

During the warm up games the lads signalled their intention as Aviwe Mnweba and Sibulele Lyf Jack both scored vital goals in the drubbing of Chinese teams 4-3 and 5-0.

In their third game they played a draw as three of their players were shown redcards much to the annoyance of the coaching staff and the fans.

Coach Zamile Barnes Soga lamented the decisions and said they cost his a place in semi-finals.

“Our team played very well considering it was their first time out of the country, They have gained a lot of experience,” he said,

In addition to Project Playground FC, 35 other teams from 12 different countries played in Gothia Tipselit Trophy (B17).

They were divided into 6 different groups, where of Project Playground FC could be found in Group 3 together with AIK FF, IF Elfsborg and ACBB Paris.

Project Playground FC continued to Play off B after reaching 4:th place in Group 3.

In the playoff they made it to 1/8 Final, but lost it against Örebro SK with 1-3.

In the Final, IFK Göteborg won over Kalmar FF.

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