College | Sports
It was a pleasure to stand next to the boxed white lined field and watch the St Georges College soccer team enjoy their sport. The 2014 team is predominantly an U16 team with one matric. They played in the U18 league and showed great enthusiasm and commitment to the game. We had Brian Brower (captain) who showed great skill in tough situations. Special mention must be made to Chadleigh Coetzee and Ntsika Sawana, who played as backs and showed an almost impenetrable wall of defence. In front we had courageous strikers (Uthandile, Numaan) who, despite their stature, displayed great footwork!
Sibabalo Gxasheka brought stability to the game and showed good retention of the ball. We also can’t forget the loud and proud Goalie, Mcedi Mathambeka, who not only cheered and danced his team on, but skilfully made the strikers of the opposing team non-existent. The golden boot has to go to Axola Mkaza and Mzamomhle Sontashe. Axola, for his straight off the bounce bullet of a shot and Mzamo for his wizard-no-eye-required backward leg shot.
To our mid fielders and half backs who showed energy and commitment and drove the game up along the side lines. The two lion hearts, Mbaliyethu Tabata and Luthando Nyweba, who even with their stature did not give up and became formidable players. For the two individuals that change as soon as they hit the field: Lutho Dingani (sloth) being a laid-back individual, transformed into a ball hungry player; Nathan Isaac who you can hear chirping a mile away became silent and played the game.
To our reserves – you are the most important players: Joshua Ben-El, Sehlon January, Yamkela Ngqabayi, Ntsika Mhlaluka and Azukile Lutshete. You bring in the competition and show dedication to the game at every practice and match! The players above could not do what they do without you. It takes one man to score, but it takes the rest of the team to get him there.
Congratulations to all of these players. The most valued player award went to Brian Brower. His skill and enthusiasm brought the team into the next level. The most improved player went to Ntsika Sawana for showing commitment and dependable attitude at every practice and match (occasionally using his head that normally is narrowly missed by a boot).
To the entire team, congratulations!! St George’s is very proud of you! You’re a young side and it will only improve from here! All the best for 2015!