NC Women fail to make knockout stage
THE NORTHERN Cape’s women XI failed to make it into the knockout stages of the SAFA U-19 Women’s Regional League championship which ended last week at Soweto’s Nike Football Training Centre in Pimville.
The Eastern Cape took the title after beating Mpumalanga 4-2 on penalties, following a 0-0 draw after full time on Saturday.
The Eastern Cape won the title in 2011 when it was known as the ABSA U-19 tournament.
Schools come home empty-handed
LANGBERG and Blinkklip high schools, the Northern Cape representative sides in the Under-19 Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup competition, returned home emptyhanded after being knocked out in the round robin stages of the 2018 edition of the tournament.
The finals took place last week at the Tshwane University of Technology’s west campus.
Gauteng’s Clapham High pocketed the R1 million prize money.
Mourinho faces ban
THE FA have launched an investigation after José Mourinho appeared to mouth obscenities into a television camera following Manchester United’s comeback win over Newcastle on Saturday.
If charged, Mourinho could be banned from the touchline when he returns to his old club Chelsea in the first game after the international break.