All Stars trash Lusaka’s Aces 5-0

2019-02-28 06:00
KTC All Stars(in navy and white) on their way to victory against Total Aces FC. The latter was trashed 5-0.                                     PHOTOS: UNATHI OBOSE

KTC All Stars(in navy and white) on their way to victory against Total Aces FC. The latter was trashed 5-0. PHOTOS: UNATHI OBOSE

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Working hard at training and keeping the instructions on the field is what has made KTC All Stars go through to the quarter finals of the Ward 39 Sport Tournament and Festival held at Lusaka Stadium on Sunday.

These are the remarks from the Stars coach Zola Klaas, after his side hammered Total Aces FC from Lusaka 5-0, thus moving a notch up in the rankings.

The festival, which started on Friday 15 February, will end on Sunday 24 March.

Klaas said he wasn’t surprised by the results because his boys were ready for the match.

“My boys were well prepared for the game. We played beautiful football. They were very disciplined, releasing the ball on time,” said Klaas.

He said he still needs few players just to boost his squad.

“I have a very strong team. But I still believe we need a target man, central defender and two wingers. We need to score more goals and ensure that we close at the back,” he stated.

However, he said they are struggling with soccer equipment.

“We are appealing to local business people to support us because we are struggling.

We don’t have training grounds. Sometimes we train at the park in NY110 in Gugulethu, or we have to pay R40 for an hour, using the Lusaka Stadium,” said Klaas.

Ward 39 Councillor Khaya Yozi said the festival comprised of other sporting codes, including netball, a fun walk, and music performances.

“It is in its fifth year now. Our aim is to fight crime in our community as we know that Nyanga is regarded as a murder capital in the country. We want to keep our youth busy and take them away from the streets,” said Yozi.

He said prizes will be given, but was not sure of the criteria to be used at this stage.

“We have allocated R30 000 for the festival. But because it is in cash, the City has to find a service provider who will be dishing out the prizes, which will itself charge a fee.

The remainder of the amount will be shared among the first three teams to go three in the tournament,” said Yozi.

He emphasised that other codes will start at the beginning of April. “The prizes will only be awarded for football, while the other competition will commence in April.

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