Goals galore in friendlies as South Peninsula LFA draws closer to kick-off

Super Lucky Stars players celebrate after scoring a goal against MSB Nitros in their under-8 South Peninsula Football Association friendly, at Rooikrans sports complex, in Grassy Park, on Saturday. Picture: Lonwabo Marele.

With a couple of days left before the South Peninsula Football Association Local Football League’s (LFA) season kicks off on Saturday, June 5, clubs from across the region played a number of entertaining friendlies, at Rooikrans Sports Complex, this past weekend.

Nitros Football Club, Retreat Athletico FC, Eagle Spurs, Harvest Academy, Super Lucky Stars, Athletico FC and Azzurri FC, allowed their under-8s, under-10s, under-12s, under-14s, under-18s, senior and premier league sides, to play some exciting football Saturday.

The youngster’s faces, following a week of contact sport cancelled at school level, were filled with smiles, as their clubs battled it out on an overcast morning.

The day was also topped by a Sasol Women’s League friendly between hosts, Milano United and UCT Football Club.

MSB Nitros under-8 speedster, Maahier Davids, on the ball during the friendly against Super Lucky Stars, at Rooikrans, on Saturday morning. Super Lucky Stars won 7-1 against Nitros and lost 3-0 to Retreat Athletico.

Azzurri FC’s attacking midfielder, Shaqueel Waterloo, skills past his Harvest Academy opponents during their friendly at Rooikrans sports complex on Saturday. Azzurri lost 4 – 2.
Super Lucky Stars’ Shamimo Jeza and Retreat Athletico’s Tohier Suleiman battle for the ball in their under-12 match. Retreat Athletico won 4-3.
Eagle Spurs’ Liam Whitelane tackles MSB Nitros midfielder, Sedick Rose, in their under-14 friendly. Liam score a brace to help Eagle Spurs win 5-2.
Eagle Spurs under-10’s Siphelel Mvelelo, on the far left, with Alvis Sanga and captain Thando Jijwa, celebrate a spectacular scored by Siphelele, during their friendly over Nitros, at Rooikrans sports com. Eagle Spurs won 4-2.
UCT and Milano United played to a thrilling Sasol Women’s League match at Rooikrans at the weekend. On the left, Milano’s Keshia Herman races for the ball against UCT’s winger, Jesse-Leigh Nomdo. UCT won 2-0.
Founders and coaches of Eagle Spurs, Shireen and Ivan Blankenberg. Just under two years they did not have a playing kit or a training ground. Shireen, who is a house cleaner, had to approach a number of organisations to assist as her husband helped to keep the team running. At the weekend, they four of their teams represented the informal settlement of Capricorn Park. All their teams won, respectively.