Shocks beat Current F.C.

2016-04-06 06:00
Shocks F.C. were crowned the maiden champs of the local tournament Siyanqoba Youth in Action Games played this past Saturday at Market Sports Field in Groutville Photo: Supplied

Shocks F.C. were crowned the maiden champs of the local tournament Siyanqoba Youth in Action Games played this past Saturday at Market Sports Field in Groutville Photo: Supplied

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THE final of the Siyanqoba Youth in Action Games – a soccer tournament organised by Groutville resident Nqobile Mthembu – was played this past Saturday at the Market Sports Field, in Groutville, and saw Shocks F.C. crowned the maiden champions after beating their opponents Current F.C. 5 – 4 on penalties.

The two sides ended their 90 minute tussle with a one all draw which meant the final had to be decided on penalties.

Current were the first to score when their jersey number 5 Neh Chili netted a goal in the 54th minute but Shocks were not to be outdone, scoring an equaliser just minutes before the final whistle.

The organiser, Mthembu, said the idea behind hosting this tourney was to get local youth involved in sports so they could have the opportunity to develop their skills.

“It is a form of social development and I do not want our youth to be idle because that could lead to them engaging in unlawful activities,” he said.

The first leg of the tournament kicked off on 28 March when the semi-finals were played by local sides and culminated with this past weekend’s encounter.

Mthembu said in future he hopes to incorporate other sporting codes into the tournament such as Netball.

“I want to grow this tournament and I humbly request that business people and other organisations sponsor our future games with things such as trophies or medals or any other thing that could enhance the tournament,” he said.

Those who wish to sponsor future Siyanqoba Youth in Action Games can contact the organiser Nqobile Mthembu on 076 129 7256.

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