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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.

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