SIMUNYE UNITED FC WINS RSSC SIYAKHA U-15 TOUNARMENT
Simunye United FC were the winners of the RSSC Siyakha U15 knock-out tournament after beating Tambankulu Celtics FC 2-1 in a tightly contested final played at Tabankulu Stadium on Saturday. The one-day tournament comprised of 14 teams who first battled it out in a round robin format before qualifying to the knockout semi-final stage. The team with the most number of points qualified to the semi-final stage and these were Lomkhehle FC, Brave Lions FC, Simunye United FC and Tambankulu Celtics FC. In the semi-finals, Simunye United FC won against Lomkhehle FC by 1-0 whilst Celtics came from behind to beat Brave Lions 2-1 in the other semi-final, thus setting a date against each other in the final. It was during the final that everything came to a standstill as United and Celtics square up. With a lot at stake, both teams demonstrated great hunger for glory, something which made their encounter an interesting one. Celtics were the first to open the scoring sheet early in the first half, but lapse of concentration and fatigue let them down as they allowed United to equalize. Just when the football lovers were predicting that the game will be decided on penalties, a howler by Celtics goalkeeper gave United the lead and eventually winning the game. Scenes of jubilation were the order of the day as United won their maiden trophy, at the expense of dominant sides like Lomkhehle FC who usually reign supreme in tournaments of this magnitude. The games attracted huge spectatorship from the sugar belt and surrounding areas.
CELTIC’S MABHANISI CROOWNED THE BEST PLAYER
Tabankulu Celtics FC defender Mabhanisi Sibiya scooped the Best Player Award after helping his side reach the final of the RSSC Siyakha U 15 Knockout tournament. The 10 year old was instrumental in steering his side rear-guard as he marshalled the defence with aplomb. Winning the top goal scorer award was Thandukwazi Dlamini of Brave Lions FC who scored a total of five goals.
Champions – Simunye United FC
Runners Up – Tabankhulu Celtics FC
Most Organized team – Tabankhulu FC
Best Player – Mabhanisi Sibiya ( Tambankulu Celtics FC)
Top Goal Scorer – Thandukwazi Dlamini (Brave Lions FC)
Best Goal-keeper – Wakhile Mbatha (Tambankulu Celtics)
EQUATOR FC BEAT ROVERS FC TO MENTAIN LEAD IN THE RSSC SIYAKHA LEAGUE
RSSC Siyakha North West Seniors League table toppers, Equator FC beat fellow title
contenders Tsambokhulu Rover 3-0 to maintain lead in the 14 team-league. Meanwhile Brave Lions massacred Born Again 5-1 to jump to second spot while wounded Rovers are pushed to third. In 16 games, Equator are sitting at 39 points while second placed Brave Lions, who have since gate-crashed the race, are at 38 points. Rovers have 35 points, with Revelations completing the top four with 31 points. The latter beat Tongaart Young Stars 4-1 to remain on course of the title race. Basement side, Mhlume Highlanders beat rivals Mhlume Professionals 2-1 to jump to 9th spot with 13 points, and they are tied with 8th placed Njakeni United.
ZAMALEK FC FACE SILVER STARS FC IN RSSC SIYAKHA LEAGUE
RSSC Siyakha North East League table toppers, Zamalek FC will be hoping to extend their
lead as they visit struggling Silver Stars FC at Mphelandzaba Sports Ground on Saturday. Kick off time is 3PM. Zamalek FC who are leading the title chasing pack with 35 points are facing a tight competition from other contenders Bacambi FC, Shewula Professionals FC, and Zwelabantu FC. Second placed Bacambi FC are tied with third placed Professionals at 32 points while 4th placed Zwelabantu FC are at 28 points. According to the week 15 fixture, Bacambi FC host Zwelabantu FC at Mphelandzaba on Sunday, in what is arguably a pick of the week. This game will be preceded by another potential thriller between Professionals FC and revamped JB. The league is made out of 12 teams who are competing to qualify to the super league promotional play-offs.
The Full Fixture
Saturday 07.03.20 – Mphelandzaba Sport Ground
Juventus FC vs Summerise FC – 11AM
Classic FC vs Rhinos FC – 1PM
Silver Stars FC vs Zamalek FC
Sunday 08.03.20 – Mphelandzaba Sports Ground
Free At last FC vs Arsenal FC – 11AM
Bacambi FC vs Zwelabantu FC – 1PM