NEW Brighton women’s soccer team City Lads proved they were one the best sides in the province when they won the inaugural Mustangs Prism Interclub tournament at the Victoria Park High School’s Dave Weinronk Sports Complex yesterday.
Eight teams played a roundrobin format in two groups on Saturday, the top two teams in each advancing to the semifinals.
In yesterday’s final City beat Manchester Babes 1-0.
Nwabisi Kolisi, who won the Golden Boot Award, netted in the second half.
In the round-robin stage City, who play in the provincial Sasol League, were unstoppable, scoring 25 goals with none against in their three matches. In the semifinal they beat hosts Mustangs FC 3-1.
In their group Babes, who also play in the provincial league, scored 16 with just two against.
In their semifinal they beat Sophakama 3-0.
In the playoffs for third and fourth place Mustangs beat Sophakama 4-3 on penalties after the teams were tied at 0-0 at the end of regulation time.
“We are very encouraged, both by the performance and the interest shown by spectators, and look forward to making this an annual event,” tournament director Marlon Louis said. His Mustangs Sports Academy is home to Mustangs Ladies Football Club and Mustangs Athletics Club.
Best defender: Nosipho Bottoman (City Lads).
Best midfielder: Jessi Heatley (Mustangs).
Best striker: Nwabisa Kolisi (City Lads).
Best goalkeeper: Simoney Clarke (Mustangs).
Golden boot: Nwabisi Kolisi.
Player of the tournament: Nomlindo Mbayi (Manchester Babes).
Referee of the tournament: Robyn Benjamin.
Fair play: Sophakama FC (Zwifa).
Winners: City Lads (Nebfa).
Runners-up: Manchester Babes (Nodefa).
Third: Mustangs (Pefa).
Fourth: Sophakama (Zwifa).
Fifth: Golden Stars (Nafa).
THE ongoing strike by municipal employees caused the postponement of two knockout cup competitions in Uitenhage at the weekend.
The Limekhaya High School tournament at the Rosedale Stadium with prize money of R4000 was meant to launch the soccer club at the school.
The Vintwembi Christian Wine benefit tournament was a fundraiser for the 87-year-old Nodefa administrator who is still active with junior football.