SAFA NMB Mayoral Cup seniors’ finals results

2016-11-16 06:00
SAFA NMB Officials Zimiselo Hempe, Nomonde Makuleni and President Monde Mhletywa are with the ecstatic Highbury Ladies players. Photo: SELBY MADIKANE

SAFA NMB Officials Zimiselo Hempe, Nomonde Makuleni and President Monde Mhletywa are with the ecstatic Highbury Ladies players. Photo: SELBY MADIKANE

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THE Highbury Ladies, Mustangs Ladies and Seven United lifted the 2016 SAFA Nelson Mandela Bay Mayoral Cups after they defeated the City Lads and Noxolo United Brothers (NUBS) in the finals at Wolfson Stadium on Sunday.

Highbury drubbed Bodene Shatterprufe 4-1 in the semi-finals, while the African Chiefs eliminated Continental Express 7-6 in a sudden death match in their semi-finals that took place at the New Brighton Oval Stadium on Saturday.

In the finals a drama occurred after Highbury Head Coach Mzwandile Knox Fasie fielded 12 players. Zikhona Nogqala scored a ghost goal that was disallowed after the fourth official noticed that Highbury had 12 players on the field. The first half ended in a goalless draw.

In the second half, Highbury striker Yolisa Makwebana scored her side’s opening goal. Ntombovuyo Bele replied for the African Chiefs. Highbury appeared to have pressed a panic button.

Nomaphelo Ngcwembe scored a hat trick and Nomabhele Ngconde a brace.

Highbury star player Asemahle Ncwalala was the best player with their goalkeeper Thando Jama being a goalkeeper of the tournament in SAFA Nelson Mandela Bay Mayoral Cup Women’s Regional League section.

In the SAFA NMB Sasol League teams, the Mustangs Ladies, who came with 11 players, held the City Lads for long with a 3-0 lead. However, the Lads clawed back into the game and drew 3-3.

Mustangs skipper Courtney Nanan, Lauren Adam and Genievine Adam scored a goal apiece. The Lads’ goals came courtesy of Andisiwe Ndesi, a brace, and Phakama Duru.

Andisiwe Ndesi won the best player award trophy, while the best goalkeeper award trophy was presented to Mustangs Zara van Haaght.

In the men’s semi-finals, the NUBS were awarded with soft points over the African Chiefs that failed to arrive on time for the game, while Seven United defeated Royal Bucks 1-0 in their midweek semi-finals.

The finals ended in a goalless draw with Seven United overcoming NUBS 3-2 on penalties. NUBS star player Azola Ntamo was the best player and Seven United player Lwandiso Gubayo was the best goalkeeper of the tournament.

All the winners walked away with trophies, a set kit and gold medals, while the runners-up went home with silver medals and a set kit each.

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