The grannies train hard on the dusty ground while working on their football skills and fitness. Their coach Mqusi Manana said the team started with just four members and has since grown to 18. All the grannies live within a walking distance to the soccer ground.
"We saw grannies in Limpopo and got inspired that we can also start a team in Soweto because there are a lot of grannies in this area," said Manana.
The team trains on weekdays for about an hour and have joined the Soweto Senior Citizens Soccer League administered by Safa.
Other granny teams in Soweto are in Dobsonville, Zola, Rockville, Pimville, Diepkloof and Meadowlands.
"The grannies are improving every day. When we started they did not know what to actually do with the ball. I then took them through basics and they are getting better.
"Our only challenge for now is to improve their understanding of formations and how they are supposed to move in spaces during the game," said Manana.
Despite the improvements, Manana said some games were tough as other teams had grannies with an average age of 55. "Those ones are too quick for our team. Our team has mostly people in their 60s and early 70s. It is difficult to compete against them."
After an intense training session yesterday, the grannies formed a circle and closed in prayer.