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Nazareen win Steve Pienaar tournament

By unknown | Jun 18, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Ramatsiyi Moholoa and Matome Lebea

Ramatsiyi Moholoa and Matome Lebea

Nazareen celebrated Youth Day in style by winning the seniors section of the Adidas Steven Pienaar Tournament at Westbury sports grounds on Monday.

They beat Moffatview Chiefs 6-3 in the final of this yearly tournament launched last year by the Bafana Bafana midfielder.

In the under-13 final, Juventus pipped Pageview 1-0, Yorkshire beat Macaveli 2-1 in the under-12 category, Juventus grabbed the under-8 title after a 2-0 win over Westbury Academy, while Westbury Spurs went down 2-1 to Western in the masters section.

Mike Ntombela, a spokesman for Adidas, said: "The tournament is growing in leaps and bounds annually, which is good for the growth of the sport. We had 42 clubs participating this year."

l St Mary's High School clinched the yearly Fabian McCarthy school football tournament that was hosted at the University of North West in Mafikeng on Saturday. They achieved the feat after beating Barolong 6-5 on penalties.

The tournament started eight years ago and is the brainchild of Kaizer Chiefs defender Fabian McCarthy, who is from North West.

Lat year's champions, Danville, failed to defend their title as they were kicked in the quarterfinals by Mococoe.

St Mary's beat Sol Plaatjies 5-4 on penalties in the semis after the two sides failed to score during regulation time. In the other semifinal Barolong pipped Mococoe 3-1 to advance to the finals.

"Three players were identified by Chiefs while the other three will go to the North West Institute of Sports, through our tournament" said Khomotso Modiragale, McCarthy's manager.

l Robertsham Callies won the second yearly Adidas Augusto Palacios Apprentice Academy Youth Day Tournament in Mayfair on Monday.

Callies defeated the hosts 1-0 in the under-8 final. They collected their second title after their U-11 side also beat Mayfair 1-0 in the final. Tigers won the under-9 and under-10 categories.

Augusto Palacios, head of the academy, said 54 clubs took part.


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