Log leaders Vuyani wants title

2017-10-19 06:01
Vuyani Public Primary( yellow) playing against Lehlohonolo Primary School, on Friday, at NY49 Stadium, Gugulethu.PHOTO: Mbongiseni MASEKO

Vuyani Public Primary( yellow) playing against Lehlohonolo Primary School, on Friday, at NY49 Stadium, Gugulethu.PHOTO: Mbongiseni MASEKO

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Vuyani Public Primary soccer team will stop at nothing until they lift the trophy in the Siyavuselela Schools Premier League (SSPL).

The Gugulethu based school is top of the log after hammering Lehlohonolo Primary School 9-0 during a league game played at NY 49 Stadium recently.

Vuyani have so far played eight games and are 17 points ahead while Lehlohonolo, with one point, has played seven matches, but are last in the log.

The league will end on 10 November.

Andile Mpontshana, the teacher and coach, said his team will ensure that they are announced as the winners of the league at the end of the season.

“We won the Spur Cup five years ago when it was first introduced here. This cup is new and we want to be the first school to win it. We will fight until the end. We respect the schools that we have yet to play with, but I promise that we will hammer them, because we want this league.

Mpontshane said he and his charges were grateful to principal Mahlubi Ngqukuvana for his support.

“He even makes time to watch the team play,” Mpontshana said.

The league, which consists of 12 teams from the area was formed by Siyavuselela Sports and Life Skills, under the leadership of Anele Magqwaka.

Magqwaka said the league was formed to be a platform for learners to play soccer.

“I am happy to see teachers embracing the league with enthusiasm. They are driving it. Players are also excited about it.

There are two schools which we left-out of the tournament and they are not happy about it.

We are going to include them next year. We formed this league early in the year with no budget and we managed to pull through,” Magqwaka said.

He also said 20 players will be selected from all participating schools to form a Dream Team which will play against development team of Ajax Cape Town on 10 November at the stadium.

“We want to give the players an exposure to big teams,” he added.

Other schools that played in the stadium on the day were Mseki and Sokhanyo Primary Schools which played to a 3-3 draw.

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