Cup win for Mixed Africans
The Mixed Africans beat Laos 1-0 in the men’s final of the seven-a-side Ethnic Soccer Cup tournament at Mt Roskill War Memorial Park on Sunday.
With no score at full time the match went to a penalty shootout.
Mixed Africans striker Hamse Hussein was first to put the ball in the net, signalling victory for the team.
“This is the second time we have won,” said Hussein after the game. “It feels great.”
Organiser Francie Lawson was impressed by the high standard of play in this year’s tournament, along with the turnout of teams and hundreds of spectators.
“It’s great to see the local community come out and show support.”
The tournament, part of the Auckland International Cultural Festival, is in its third year.