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Soccer tournament for a social cause a big success

By Siya Pongco , in Football | Featured Football | News , at 2023-11-30

Blue Crane Soccer Academy were crowned champions of the second edition of Cookhouse’s Gender-Based Violence Soccer Tournament, edging out Mighty Boys 4-3 on penalty kicks after the teams failed to score in the regulation time on Sunday.

The winners enjoyed a spectacular run to the gold match, beginning with a 2-1 victory over the hosts, Bongweni United, in their first match.

On the other hand, Mighty Boys, endured a tough challenge from City Spurs, playing to a 3-3 draw before advancing to the next round with a 4-2 win from the penalty spot.

Mighty Boys won in a penalty shootout in the semis again, but their luck ran out in the title-decider as Blue Crane Soccer Academy secured the title from the spot.

The tournament, which was held at the Bongweni Location on the 25th and 26th of November, featured eight teams, including two women’s teams. Cookhouse Academy convincingly defeated Eleven Stars 4-1 to be crowned the winners of the first edition of the women’s event.

Over the two days of intense competition, a light was shone on the issue of gender-based violence in the Bongweni Location. Through football, the organisers worked to educate the community about the scourge of gender-based violence, and to assist them to combat it.

Full Results 

Youth Cosmos 2-4 Goal Fighters
Blue Crane FC 1-0 Gugulethu Crusaders
Bongweni United 1-2 Blue Crane Soccer Academy
City Spurs 3 (2)-(4) 3 Mighty Boys


Goal Fighters 1-2 Blue Crane Soccer Academy
Blue Crane FC 1 (4)-(5) 1 Mighty Boys


Blue Crane Soccer Academy 0 (4)-(3) 0 Mighty Boys.

Ladies’ Final

Cookhouse Academy 4-1 Eleven Stars

error: Sorry ol' chap, those shenanigans are not permissible.