Beautiful game wins the day

2019-02-07 06:00
Super Eagles from Lower Crossroads after winning the Rainbow Soccer Tournament in Philippi.PHOTO: Brian mATIWANE

Super Eagles from Lower Crossroads after winning the Rainbow Soccer Tournament in Philippi.PHOTO: Brian mATIWANE

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Super Eagles FC from Lower Crossroads were crowned winners of the inaugural Rainbow Soccer Tournament at Vuyiseka Sports Complex on Saturday after narrowly beating Red Lions FC, also from Lower Crossroads, by two goals to one.

The team walked away with the R5000.00 prize money and the trophy.

Eagles coach Lunga Booi said they did not get enough time to prepare for the tournament, as “during training, we could only salvage about eight players, until the start of the tournament, and we did not do well in our first two games,” he said.

However, as the tournament progressed, his players started gelling and grew stronger. “As the tournament drew to the end, more and more players joined the team and going into the final, we had a full-strength squad.”

Booi said they were only hoping to play in the finals, and not thinking about winning the tournament, because they were the under-dogs, with no one giving them a chance.

He is, however, happy with his players’ commitment and character, which saw them lifting the trophy, he said.

Tournament organiser Brian Matiwane said they had challenges going into the tournament. He said it was the first of its kind but they are hoping to host it as an annual event. He said overall, it was a good tournament, with teams playing beautiful football.


Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.