Brief history of Special XI FC

2017-11-01 06:01
PHOTO: SuppliedThe Special XI side of yesteryear.

PHOTO: SuppliedThe Special XI side of yesteryear.

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IN the upcoming weeks, Echo will be sharing a brief history of some of the clubs under the Edendale Football Association.

The first club we feature this week is Special XI Football Club that was formed in 1969, its founders being Ephraim Yinde Magasela and Simon Ntinga Zuma.

The club’s attempts to gain promotion to the then NPSL (now the PSL) in 1947 were thwarted after the team lost 2-1 to Sobantu Manchester in a play-off match.

The club has enjoyed numerous successes in cups such as the Padsa Easter Tournament and the Castle Challenge.

Special XI’s mission is to transform football­ in Edendale through increased participation by community members and develop the sport to improve the quality of life of all Edendale residents.
- Supplied.

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