Highbury win Sasol Ladies Play-offs

2018-02-21 06:02
; Highbury Ladies, who will campaign in the Sasol Ladies Coastal Stream, with SAFA Nelson Mandela Bay officials.Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

; Highbury Ladies, who will campaign in the Sasol Ladies Coastal Stream, with SAFA Nelson Mandela Bay officials.Photo:SELBY MADIKANE

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ONE of the SAFA Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) Women’s Regional League’s most formidable sides, Highbury Ladies FC, kept the Nelson Mandela Bay flag flying after they were promoted to the Sasol Ladies Coastal League following their excellent run in the Sasol Ladies Regional promotional play-offs at the Jan Smuts Stadium in East London last Sunday.

The SAFA NMB Women’s Regional League champions proved beyond a doubt that they were the top performing side when they won all their promotional games. Highbury gave the Chris Hani champions, Eluhuweni Ladies, a free soccer lesson after they whacked them 5-0 in their first game.

The Alfred Nzo champions, Mahlabathini Ladies, could not go pound for pound as Highbury demolished them 7-0 in their second game.

Highbury finished on top of the log table after they edged out the OR Tambo District champions, Coastal United, 2-0 in their one-sided game.

According to Highbury Ladies’ head coach, Knox Faas, his side had been waiting for a long time to play in the promotional play-offs.

Faas said, “We have been waiting anxiously for these play-offs when the league season curtain was pulled down. We prepared our side thoroughly but playing three games on one day is not good at all. I want to thank our side for playing their hearts out. I would also like to give my special gratitude to the club chairman, Cameron Klopper, for giving us his full support.

“We had been waiting for the day of taking part in the play-offs since last year, but Klopper lifted our spirits.”


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