PMB’s Young Natalians impress in Netherlands

2016-07-28 10:26
PMB’s Young Natalians recently won a Futsal tournament in Amsterdam.

PMB’s Young Natalians recently won a Futsal tournament in Amsterdam. (Supplied )

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Pietermaritzburg - Having recently returned to South Africa, Pietermaritzburg football team the Young Natalians are celebrating their win in a Futsal tournament in the Netherlands.

The Young Natalians won first place in the four-team tournament held in Amsterdam after winning the National Futsal League. Coach Gregory Nair said: “It was truly a great experience for our guys — a few of whom have never played overseas before.”

The four-team tournament was made up of Dutch teams Asv, Sgraveland and Almere, with Young Natalians being the only team from South Africa.

They have now been invited to return to the Netherlands next year to defend their title.

Nair said he was very proud of his team winning their first overseas title.

“The crowd support was amazing and the Dutch supporters were amazed by our quick passing game and the incredible skill of our players, who are physically much smaller than our overseas counterparts,” he said.

The team were sponsored by Pos Service Holland Starter Motors and Alternators who have now committed to be the official sponsor of the Young Natalians.

The Young Natalians are currently one of two Pietermaritzburg teams playing in the National Futsal League.

Their last season saw the team win many accolades as Renaldo Donnelly became the highest goal scorer in the league with 25 goals. Trevino Pillay was Goalkeeper of the Year and the team’s captain Simphiwe Mgedezi won the league’s Best Player.

Nair won Coach of the Year during the previous national league.


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