Olwandle High School takes championship

2015-10-22 06:00
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Olwandle High School team celebrates the win at Princess Magogo Stadium in Durban.

PHOTO: supplied Olwandle High School team celebrates the win at Princess Magogo Stadium in Durban.

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OLWANDLE High School soccer team did the district proud by winning the Durban Stars Top 32 Schools Championship tournament held in Durban for the past couple of months.

Three schools from the district took part in this competition with Olwandle making it to the very last day at the finals.

The schools sports coordinator Mkhondie Mufamadi said he is very proud of the boys, they have set a a historical achievement for the school.

The team made up of U19 boys took the trophy after two games on the same day; semi final and finals.

In the semi finals the boys played against Adams college and beat them 3-1. In the finals Olwandle faced Alex of Pietermaritsburg and won the game 4 -2 in the penalties.

Mufamadi said the good news from the tournament besides the win was that Seven of Olwande players were selected to play with a team that plays in National first division Royal eagles and KZN academy.

“Ferron Masebe who was the winning goal scorer was selected to play with one of the provinces big teams together with Six other players, Sfundo Mthini, Simpiwe Ngesi, Emihle Mcotshelwa, Lindokuhle Koso, Lindokuhle Lubanya(captain) and Monde Madikane. The team came home with a lump sum of R20 000 and a floating trophy.

Mufamadi said he would like to thank all the sponsors who assisted them since the tournament started.

“I would like to thank all our sponsors and supporters till the end, Ugu District Municipality for transporting us, South African football association , Department of education and more especially the parents for their generous donations,” he said.

Lastly Mufamadi said he would like to send deepest condolences to one of the players Sihle Xolo who lost his mother while he was away for the tournament

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