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Recap: Day one of the Gauteng Women’s Soccer Tournament

By Siya Pongco , in Football | News , at 2023-11-04

By Siya Pongco

Day one of the 2nd edition of the Gauteng Women’s Soccer Tournament provided the spectators with plenty of thrills and enjoyment, with the 16 teams putting on a fine show.

The turnout was highly impressive, with plenty of parents and families providing strong support for the competing sides.

The intensity of the competition was clear from the very first kick off, with the teams battling fiercely for supremacy and making it difficult to determine who the likely title challengers were.

Katlego Mohamme, from Mamelodi Sundowns FC, was an interested spectator and commended the tournament organisers, sponsors, teams, media houses and the parents of the young footballers for their support.

The Brazilians’ centre-back said he was excited about the talent he saw on display, and was further impressed by the hunger, passion and determination displayed by the sides, noting especially the players’ competitive spirit and natural talent.

Attending tournaments of this nature was important for him as a professional footballer, Mohamme said. It is vitally important to show support for women’s football, he added, because the presence of pros provides the players with significant motivation.

He also called on the South African Football Association (SAFA) and sponsors to step forward and dedicate more time and effort to the growth of women’s football in the country.

Mohamme said players, like the young girls in action at the Gauteng Women’s Soccer Tournament, are the future of South African football, and the country needs to push to maintain the momentum achieved by Banyana Banyana, who were crowned African champions in 2022, and made the last 16 of the World Cup earlier this year.

Day one results 

Group A 

Tuks3German International School1
Future Stars2Springs Home Sweepers2
Springs Home Sweepers5German International School0
Future Stars2Tuks0
Springs Home Sweepers4Tuks1
Future Stars3German International School1

 

Group B

Queen Lozikey2JVW1
Nicko Taurus1FC Raycon1
FC Raycon1Queen Lozikey0
JVW 11Nicko Taurus0
JVW 10FC Raycon0
Nicko Taurus2Queen Lozikey0

 

Group C

JVW 22Zamblor Ladies0
Rietvlei FC5Rovers FC0
JVW 21Rietvlei1
Zamblor Ladies4Rovers FC0
Rietvlei3Zamblor Ladies0
JVW 24Rovers FC1

 

Group D

Diepkloof Ladies1Blue Birds Ladies0
Electrical Ladies3Monene FC0
Blue Birds Ladies0Electrical Ladies0
Diepkloof Ladies1Monene Ladies FC0
Electrical Ladies1Diepkloof Ladies0
Monene1Blue Birds Ladies0

 

Siya Pongco
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