United leads the pack

2019-10-17 06:01
Mighty United beat Young Rebels 2-1 in a league game.PHOTO: UNATHI OBOSE

Mighty United beat Young Rebels 2-1 in a league game.PHOTO: UNATHI OBOSE

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Mighty United FC cemented its spot as log leaders after thrashing Young Rebels FC in a tough game on Sunday 13 October.

The game which was held at Site C Lingelethu Stadium ended up 2-1 and put United on 45 points after 16 games played in the u.14 Lingelethu Football Association. They still have to play two games.

United coach Simphiwe Siqinqe described the game as a derby. “We knew the game was going to be tough. We were well prepared for the game and as usual, my boys didn’t disappoint me. They stuck to the game plan,” said Siqenqe.

They hope to become champions and play in the Soccer Junior League, a competition for top finishers in various leagues across the province. “We want to move to another stage,” he said.

Siqinqe said since the league started they lost once and won 14 matches. He described hard work and dedication as what put them on top of the log.

“My players worked hard to be where they are today. Last season we finished as runners-up. So this season we put a lot of effort to ensure we finish on top,” he stated.

Siqinqe said his team is well-known in Khayelitsha. He said it produced international players such as Ayanda Patosi, who is currently playing for Baniyas Club in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Leo Thethani, who is in Holland playing for Ajax Amsterdam’s development team.

“There is Onele Rulwana (15) who is playing for Transnet School of Excellence in Johannesburg and we have many other players who are playing in ABC Motsepe for various teams. All of them started playing football here at Mighty United,” said Siqinqe.

He stated that they still need to get more sponsors to support the team. They are struggling at the moment.


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