Teams in it to win it

2015-06-10 06:01

TWO secondary schools within the Goldfields, Harmony and Thotagauta, are close to qualifying for the Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup final in the Lejweleputswa region.

The two schools top the standings in their respective town clusters, Virginia and Welkom. Thotagauta lead the Welkom cluster while Harmony top the Virginia cluster.

They boast two morale-boosting wins each after the two preliminary fixtures they have played thus far in this championship for u.19 boys.

If the two schools continue their winning streaks they are likely to square off in the final of the Lejweleputswa region to determine the team to go through to this year’s Free State final.

The provincial final will feature winners from the five regions – Lejweleputswa, Fezile Dabi, Xhariep, Thabo Mofutsanyana and Motheo.

Thotagauta intensified their prospects to win the cluster with a 5-0 drubbing of St Dominic’s College in a fixture played in Thabong last Thursday (14/05).

This was a one-sided game which the hosts, Thotagauta, dominated. In the previous preliminary outing of the schools’ football competition Thotagauta beat the Welkom Technical High School 3-1.

The reigning Free State champions of the Kay Motsepe Cup, Harmony, intensified their chance to reach the regional final when they outclassed Mamello 4-0 and Meloding 6-0 respectively in their two preliminary games played a week ago.

The Harmony lads have a chance to seal it against Marematlou Secondary in a fixture set to be played at the Virginia Sports Academy today.

The Virginia-based school holds the record of the most wins in the tournament in the Free State followed by archrivals Louis Botha Technical High from Bloemfontein.

The Harmony team has established itself as a strong contender in the competition finishing in the top five nationally out of the 18 schools that have appeared at the final nationally.

The school has won the national title and finished as runner-up in second, third and fourth place. This impressive run saw the school receiving a staggering R2,7 million in development funding over the past five years

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