Madibaz are SAFA NMB SAB Regional League champs

2017-05-24 06:03
Nelson Mandela University Madibaz FC squad with Team Manager Mark Tommy (navy) and Assistant Coach Nicholas Myataza (far right).                    Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

Nelson Mandela University Madibaz FC squad with Team Manager Mark Tommy (navy) and Assistant Coach Nicholas Myataza (far right). Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

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NELSON Mandela University Madibaz have been crowned the SAFA Nelson Mandela Bay SAB Regional League champions after they excelled throughout the season.

Madibaz are by far the best outfit in the regional league history as they collected 71 league points from 30 outings. The students managed to win 21 games, draw eight and lose only once.

According to Madibaz Manager Mark Tommy, their side played as a unit.

Tommy said, “We knew right from the beginning that our goal was to win the league. Our players put the club first and they were disciplined, dedicated and determined. Our players knew that in order to achieve their goal, they had to sacrifice everything and they had to stay focused all the time.

“I think that hard work paid dividends. Our side showed character and courage although it was tough during the season. We are indeed very proud of our side. I would like to thank our Head Coach Wayne Iveson and the whole team for the sterling performance that they had given. The Club Management supported us all the time, hence, they deserve an accolade.

“We look forward to playing the Provincial Promotional Play-offs at the date that will be announced.”

Highland Spurs proved to be the dark horses as no one thought they would finish in second position. Spurs accumulated 50 league points, while the pacesetters, Fairview Rovers, finished in third position after collecting 48 league points.

The newcomers, PE Sundowns and Golden Aces, finished in fourth and fifth positions after collecting 48 and 46 league points respectively.

Showvillage United, who finished in 14th position with 31 league points, will survive relegation if Madibaz win the promotional play-offs.

Island City and Young Cosmos will campaign in their local football associations as they failed to avoid relegation.

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