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Alakhe Mdluli leads Glenwood to consecutive Coastal League titles

By Siya Pongco , in Football | Featured Football | News , at 2024-05-28 Tags: ,

Alakhe Mdluli, the captain of Glenwood High School delivered an outstanding performance in the KZN High Schools Football League’s Coastal Championship final at Queensburgh High School, to guide his team to a 1-0 victory over Westville Boy’s High School on Monday.

Mdluli’s remarkable display earned him a well-deserved man of the match award.

Not only did he contribute an assist for the winning goal, but he also posed a constant threat to Westville’s defence throughout the game.

It was also a second league title in succession for Glenwood and Mdluli, who was part of the team that won the league title in 2023.

During a post-game interview with SuperSport Schools, Mdluli deflected from his outstanding display, saying: “I am truly thankful to the Almighty for giving me the talent and ability to play this sport.”

Mdluli, who was in grade nine when he first represented Eswatini at u20 level, said the game was enjoyable but challenging, especially when Glenwood had to safeguard their advantage. Leading by example, he skilfully managed his offensive and defensive responsibilities.

Glenwood coach Khaya Mgwengwe provided his skipper with extra motivation when he pointed out to him that it would be his last time ever playing in the second term Coastal League. “I hard to put in a shift today,” Mdluli said.

Mateo Horstead, the former captain of Maritzburg College, who led the 2023 College team to a historic treble, graced the occasion with his presence. Currently, the midfield ace is showcasing his skills as a player for the u19 AmaZulu FC alongside Mdluli.

Commenting on the Durban club, Mdluli said: “Playing for AmaZulu, it’s challenging. We’re learning a lot. The league is finished, and we finished second on the log.”

Siya Pongco
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