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Club founder Lebo Ramodike impressed by Refilwe FC’s performances

By Siya Pongco , in Football | Featured Football | News , at 2024-04-30 Tags:

Following an exciting victory in week two, Refilwe FC added another two wins on Sunday, in week three of the u14 Gauteng Women’s Development League (GWDL), scoring 12 times in those victories.

In a tough first outing, they turned in a strong performance to defeat Tornado FC 2-0, with Anastasia Freitas and Nthabiseng Mahlangu netting for Refilwe.

In their second match, Refilwe astounded the onlookers by slotting 10 goals past Edenvale without reply.

Nicole Ncube was outstanding, scoring four goals, while Nontokozo Zwane and Azielle Mathane scored twice each. Owam Zihlangu and Anastasia Freitas completed the scoring in Refilwe’s electrifying victory.

In an interview with SuperSport Schools Plus, Refilwe’s founder Lebo Ramodike expressed his appreciation for, and congratulated the girls on, their exceptional performances.

“The victories over the weekend were well deserved by the girls. They approached the games with our usual strategy, which involves applying high pressure when not in possession, with an emphasis on dominating possession and scoring goals.”

He said Refilwe’s opposition didn’t play to their strengths. Instead of utilising their speedy wingers, they tried to play through the middle. “By keeping both teams in their own halves and minimising errors, we were able to take advantage of this and maintain control of the game,” he remarked.

Ramodike said his main priorities with Refilwe include squad rotation, providing equal opportunities within the team, and maintaining a positive mindset.

He said Refilwe places importance on managing player workloads by following medical recommendations and utilising innovative techniques to prevent injuries.

“We aim to increase the number of masterclasses, particularly in sports psychology, to assist players in handling success with humility,” he added.

“While achieving results is important, our primary objective is the long-term development of young girls and offering them opportunities to succeed.

“Results are considered secondary to this overarching goal,” he concluded.

Results u14 Week 3 

JVW 2-0 Highlands Park
Kempton Park 2-0 West Youth Academy
Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 Tuks
Origin FC 2-0 Tornado FC
RESA 2-1 Panorama FC
Refilwe FC 10-0 Edenvale FC
JVW 2-0 Kenneth FC
Refilwe FC 2-0 Tornado FC
Panorama 1-1 Tuks
Origin FC 2-0 West Youth Academy
Kempton Park 2-0 Highlands Park

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