Teams face off in play-offs

2015-09-02 06:00
WINNERS: The Bethlehem Sports Academy u.13 and Ben City u.15 players with the coach during the Dihlabeng Local Football Association play-offs. 


WINNERS: The Bethlehem Sports Academy u.13 and Ben City u.15 players with the coach during the Dihlabeng Local Football Association play-offs. Photo: Supplied

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BOHLOKONG. – The Dihlabeng Local Football Association recently hosted the play-offs for boys u.13 and u.15 in Bethlehem at Du Plessis Park.

The teams that contested in the play-offs were the Bethlehem Sports Academy (u.13), Ben City (u.15), both from Bethlehem, Sempe United (u.13) from Paul Roux and Tower United (u.15) from Clarens.

The Sports Academy won the u.13 category after beating Sempe United from Paul Roux 5-0. The match between Ben City and Tower United went to penalties after a full-time score of 1-1.

City converted all their penalties and won the match by 5-4.

Both clubs that won the play-offs received gold medals, a trophy and R5 500 cash. The second position received medals and a cash prize of R4 000.

According to the competition director, Joseph Rantamo, the event was successful and he added that the level of play in the competition had improved when compared to previous years.

“The unfortunate part is that parents are not supporting their children who are participating in sport.

“The Association wants to thank all the coaches, managers and referees who are assisting in the development of football in the Dihlabeng Local Municipality,” he said

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