Mayoral Cup Juniors finals results

2016-11-16 06:00
SAFA NMB President Monde Mhletywa, Zimiselo Hempe and SAFA NMB Women’s Football HOD Nomonde Makuleni present a trophy to Young Ideas skipper Thando Nondlwana. Photo: SELBY MADIKANE

SAFA NMB President Monde Mhletywa, Zimiselo Hempe and SAFA NMB Women’s Football HOD Nomonde Makuleni present a trophy to Young Ideas skipper Thando Nondlwana. Photo: SELBY MADIKANE

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HORDES of football followers gathered at Wolfson Stadium to watch their sides play against each other in the SAFA Nelson Mandela Bay Mayoral Cup Juniors finals on Sunday.

In the semi-finals, the Stinging Bees were awarded a walkover on Liverpool for fielding overage players in the U/13 semi-finals.

Glenville Celtic thwarted Motherwell Academy 7-0 in the last semi-finals game that was played at Motherwell NU 2 Stadium on Saturday.

The Stinging Bees, who did have a run, looked very spry after they hammered Glenville Celtic 4-1 in their one-sided affair.

In the U/15 semi-finals, the New City Stars dug deep to overcome Mabayibone Strikers 1-0 in their enthralling semi-finals at Motherwell NU 2 Stadium on Saturday. The Young Ideas showed that they were ready to stage war with a tough Callies that they defeated 2-1 in the semi-finals.

In the finals, the Ideas defeated New City Stars 2-1. Olwethu Khundayi failed to convert Stars’ penalty which could have given them a 1-0 lead.

The Ideas took a 1-0 lead after Anganathi Vani scored a goal that separated the two sides late in the first half. In the second half, the Ideas increased their lead to 2-0 following a well struck goal by Anathi Antoni. Stars replied very late with a goal courtesy of Zusakhe Mtyobile.

All the winners received a floating trophy, a set kit and gold medals, while the runners-up went home with silver medals and a set kit.

In the U/15 individual awards the Stars’ Olwethu Khundayi was voted as the best player of the tournament with the goalkeeper of the tournament being Young Ideas’ Yibanathi Faaltein.

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