Fireworks expected in final

2017-10-10 06:00

Very few would have imagined Rygersdal FC as the Premier League double cup league and knockout champions of the Cape Town Tygerberg LFA.

After an abysmal showing last year the newly crowned club is now standing on the threshold of grabbing the triple crown.

Brent Raven has worked wonders in his first season with the Rygersdal players. They are the favourites going into Safa Cape Town’s lucrative and prestigious Coca-Cola Cup final on Saturday.

The derby between Rygersdal and Hanover Park FC (affectionately known as “Brasse vanni Park”) will undoubtedly be a game of soccer with an appealing trademark style of technical, attractive play, coupled with an exciting brand of lethal counter attacks.

Supporters are sure to see some unforgettable soccer in Athlone Stadium when the spotlight will be on the winners’ prize of R35 000.

When Rygersdal and Hanover Park met for the first time this season, the Rygers-side dismantled Franklyn Davies of the Brasse vanni Park 3-1 at Central Park in Northpine in April.

They drew 2-2 in Rondebosch in July in a second round premier league match.

Many have cited Rygers’ shift from a back four to a back three as the key to their success. They have certainly showed mettle in the Coke Cup competition. Their winning run in the premier league of late shows that defence stability is essential to success in the premier league.

Hanover Park’s deadly striker Clinton “Firgo” Emmanuel has proven this year how influential one player can be.

The contrasting playing styles of Rygers and the Brasse vanni Park are crucial to the final on Saturday.

Despite the importance of the occasion, Raven’s team will be full of confidence and can play as they have done all season.

Hanover Park, on the other hand, desperately need some silverware to save their season and will be under pressure to deliver.

Rygersdal (in 2006) and Hanover Park (in 2009 and 2012) have both won the coveted Coke Cup before.

In the 21-year history of the prime knockout competition they have featured with distinction by either reaching a quarter or semi-final or a place in the final.

Both mentors – Raven and Franklyn Davies – have a unique philosophy of coaching methods that has brought great success thus far.

The Brasse vanni Park supporters believe in their tried and tested bunch of experienced players, including midfielder Alfonso Topley, goalkeeper Marlon Johnson and forwards Emmanuel, Layro Mamba and Shahied Maloy.

Maloy could pose a threat to Cheslyn Ravens between the sticks.

Rygersdal are loaded with dynamite in Abdul Wagiet Damon, Jaaber Delport, Yusuf Abrahams, Shamiel Philander, Vaughn Jacobs and Ferial Abrahams.

On any day they can produce fireworks on the field. Their opponents will have to make sure they cover their defensive lines and that Colin Moos and his mates are in ­command.

Adding to the thrills on Saturday will be women’s clash between RV United and Cape Town Roses.

While the Roses have won the Coke Cup on four occasions and RV United once in 2015 when they defeated Spurs Ladies, the two teams will be playing in their fourth cup final respectively.

A new champion in the boys’ u.18 group will be crowned. It is anyone’s guess whom to place your bets on. Dominic Isaacs’ Hout Bay United are firm favourites to topple Avendale Athletico for the R20 000 prize.

Finals on Saturday at Athlone Stadium . Boys’ u.18 at 11:00: Hout Bay United vs Avendale Athletico

. Women at 12:45: Cape Town Roses vs RV United

. Men at 15:00: Rygersdal vs Hanover Park

Very few would have imagined Rygersdal FC as the Premier League double cup league and knockout champions of the Cape Town Tygerberg LFA.

Brent Raven has worked wonders in his first season with the Rygersdal players. They are the favourites going into Safa Cape Town’s lucrative and prestigious Coca-Cola Cup final on Saturday.

The derby between Rygersdal and Hanover Park FC (affectionately known as “Brasse vanni Park”) will undoubtedly be a game of soccer with an appealing trademark style of technical, attractive play, coupled with an exciting brand of lethal counter attacks.

When Rygersdal and Hanover Park met for the first time this season, the Rygers-side dismantled Franklyn Davies of the Brasse vanni Park 3-1 at Central Park in Northpine in April. They drew 2-2 in Rondebosch in July in a second round premier league match.

Hanover Park’s deadly striker Clinton “Firgo” Emmanuel has proven this year how influential one player can be.

The contrasting playing styles of Rygers and the Brasse vanni Park are crucial to the final on Saturday. Despite the importance of the occasion, Raven’s team will be full of confidence and can play as they have done all season. Hanover Park, on the other hand, desperately need some silverware to save their season and will be under pressure to deliver. Rygersdal (in 2006) and Hanover Park (in 2009 and 2012) have both won the cup before.

The Brasse vanni Park supporters believe in their experienced players, including midfielder Alfonso Topley, goalkeeper Marlon Johnson and forwards Emmanuel, Layro Mamba and Shahied Maloy. Maloy could pose a threat to Cheslyn Ravens between the sticks. Rygersdal are loaded with dynamite in Abdul Wagiet Damon, Jaaber Delport, Yusuf Abrahams, Shamiel Philander, Vaughn Jacobs and Ferial Abrahams.

Adding to the thrills on Saturday will be women’s clash between RV United and Cape Town Roses.

Finals on Saturday at Athlone Stadium . Boys’ u.18 at 11:00: Hout Bay United vs Avendale Athletico

. Women at 12:45: Cape Town Roses vs RV United

. Men at 15:00: Rygersdal vs Hanover Park

Very few would have imagined Rygersdal FC as the Premier League double cup league and knockout champions of the Cape Town Tygerberg LFA.

After an abysmal showing last year the newly crowned club is now standing on the threshold of grabbing the triple crown.

Brent Raven has worked wonders in his first season with the Rygersdal players. They are the favourites going into Safa Cape Town’s lucrative and prestigious Coca-Cola Cup final on Saturday.

The derby between Rygersdal and Hanover Park FC (affectionately known as “Brasse vanni Park”) will undoubtedly be a game of soccer with an appealing trademark style of technical, attractive play, coupled with an exciting brand of lethal counter attacks.

When Rygersdal and Hanover Park met for the first time this season, the Rygers-side dismantled Franklyn Davies of the Brasse vanni Park 3-1 at Central Park in Northpine in April. They drew 2-2 in Rondebosch in July in a second round premier league match.

Many have cited Rygers’ shift from a back four to a back three as the key to their success. They have certainly showed mettle in the Coke Cup competition. Their winning run in the premier league of late shows that defence stability is essential to success in the premier league.

Hanover Park’s deadly striker Clinton “Firgo” Emmanuel has proven this year how influential one player can be.

The contrasting playing styles of Rygers and the Brasse vanni Park are crucial to the final on Saturday.

The Brasse vanni Park supporters believe in their tried and tested bunch of experienced players, including midfielder Alfonso Topley, goalkeeper Marlon Johnson and forwards Emmanuel, Layro Mamba and Shahied Maloy. Maloy could pose a threat to Cheslyn Ravens between the sticks.

Rygersdal are loaded with dynamite in Abdul Wagiet Damon, Jaaber Delport, Yusuf Abrahams, Shamiel Philander, Vaughn Jacobs and Ferial Abrahams. On any day they can produce fireworks on the field. Their opponents will have to make sure they cover their defensive lines and that Colin Moos and his mates are in ­command.

Adding to the thrills on Saturday will be women’s clash between RV United and Cape Town Roses. While the Roses have won the Coke Cup on four occasions and RV United once in 2015 when they defeated Spurs Ladies, the two teams will be playing in their fourth cup final respectively.

Finals on Saturday at Athlone Stadium . Boys’ u.18 at 11:00: Hout Bay United vs Avendale Athletico

. Women at 12:45: Cape Town Roses vs RV United

. Men at 15:00: Rygersdal vs Hanover Park

Very few would have imagined Rygersdal FC as the Premier League double cup league and knockout champions of the Cape Town Tygerberg LFA.

After an abysmal showing last year the newly crowned club is now standing on the threshold of grabbing the triple crown.

Brent Raven has worked wonders in his first season with the Rygersdal players. They are the favourites going into Safa Cape Town’s lucrative and prestigious Coca-Cola Cup final on Saturday.

The derby between Rygersdal and Hanover Park FC (affectionately known as “Brasse vanni Park”) will undoubtedly be a game of soccer with an appealing trademark style of technical, attractive play, coupled with an exciting brand of lethal counter attacks.

When Rygersdal and Hanover Park met for the first time this season, the Rygers-side dismantled Franklyn Davies of the Brasse vanni Park 3-1 at Central Park in Northpine in April. They drew 2-2 in Rondebosch in July in a second round premier league match.

Many have cited Rygers’ shift from a back four to a back three as the key to their success. They have certainly showed mettle in the Coke Cup competition. Their winning run in the premier league of late shows that defence stability is essential to success in the premier league.

Hanover Park’s deadly striker Clinton “Firgo” Emmanuel has proven this year how influential one player can be.

The contrasting playing styles of Rygers and the Brasse vanni Park are crucial to the final on Saturday.

The Brasse vanni Park supporters believe in their tried and tested bunch of experienced players, including midfielder Alfonso Topley, goalkeeper Marlon Johnson and forwards Emmanuel, Layro Mamba and Shahied Maloy. Maloy could pose a threat to Cheslyn Ravens between the sticks.

Rygersdal are loaded with dynamite in Abdul Wagiet Damon, Jaaber Delport, Yusuf Abrahams, Shamiel Philander, Vaughn Jacobs and Ferial Abrahams. On any day they can produce fireworks on the field. Their opponents will have to make sure they cover their defensive lines and that Colin Moos and his mates are in ­command.

Adding to the thrills on Saturday will be women’s clash between RV United and Cape Town Roses. While the Roses have won the Coke Cup on four occasions and RV United once in 2015 when they defeated Spurs Ladies, the two teams will be playing in their fourth cup final respectively.

Finals on Saturday at Athlone Stadium . Boys’ u.18 at 11:00: Hout Bay United vs Avendale Athletico

. Women at 12:45: Cape Town Roses vs RV United

. Men at 15:00: Rygersdal vs Hanover Park

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