New Town City tops

Grocott's Mail - - SPORT - By STEPHEN PEN­NEY

The Makana Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion Lo­cal Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (LFA), Premier Division is set to re­sume on 14 Jan­uary, with two fix­tures played in De­cem­ber.

The 2016/2017 sea­son got un­der way on the first week­end of De­cem­ber, with matches played on the Satur­day and Sun­day.

The 2015/2016 was won by Sakhu­lut­sha Soc­cer De­vel­op­ment Pro­ject who re­ceived au­to­matic pro­mo­tion to the South African Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion SAB Re­gional League for the 2016/2017 sea­son.

On the other side of the scale, Eleven At­tack­ers were rel­e­gated from the re­gional league and are now back in the LFA Premier League. While they re­ceived soft points in their first fix­ture, due to Shin­ing Stars not ar­riv­ing for the match, Eleven At­tack­ers had to set­tle for a 1-1 draw against Jacaranda Aces dur­ing the sec­ond round fix­tures.

New Town City, who fin­ished sec­ond be­hind Sakhu­lut­sha at the end of the last sea­son, have al­ready amassed 14 goals in just two games, to top the log stand­ings.

Dur­ing round one they beat Love and Peace 3-0, be­fore send­ing in 11 unan­swered goals against Shin­ning Stars dur­ing round two. San­tos are cur­rently sec­ond on the log.

Akhona Heshu, Makana LFA com­pe­ti­tion sec­re­tary, said the Makana LFA First Division is sched­uled to start on 14 Jan­uary.

Mean­while, the Makana LFA will pick a side of 20 play­ers to take part in the Build-It U13 soc­cer tour­na­ment tak­ing place in Port El­iz­a­beth on 26 Jan­uary.

Heshu said the process of se­lected the team mem­bers has al­ready be­gun.

Young Ea­gles were win­ners of the Makana LFA U13 league at the con­clu­sion of this year’s sea­son.

Win­ning the U15 league was also Young Ea­gles, while City Pi­rates won the U17 league. City Pi­rates U17 will now rep­re­sent Makana in the En­gen tour­na­ment tak­ing place in Port El­iz­a­beth in July.

Ac­cord­ing to Heshu, the Makana LFA 2017 ju­nior leagues will start in Fe­bru­ary.

Photo: Supplied

Cuan, left and David Macgre­gor of Shaka Surf School in Port Al­fred will be hold­ing daily surf­ing les­sons dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son.

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