Muzu­vuk­ile play­ers hard at work for na­tion­als

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO SPORT - Richard Springo­rum

ENSE­LENI’S Muzu­vuk­ile Pri­mary School will rep­re­sent KZN at the na­tional fi­nals of the U12 Danone Nations Cup Soc­cer Tour­na­ment to be held at Soweto’s Dob­sonville Sta­dium on Satur­day, 15 Septem­ber.

They will come up against eight other teams, with the win­ner pro­gress­ing to the world fi­nals in Barcelona, Spain next year.

Muzu­vuk­ile Pri­mary coach Jimmy Makoba and his troops are hard at work ahead of the na­tional tour­na­ment and be­lieve they have a shot of pro­gress­ing fur­ther.

The school has en­tered the Danone Nations Cup over the past decade, but this was the first time they qual­i­fied for the na­tion­als.

The team has been play­ing three matches ev­ery Satur­day as part of their prepa­ra­tions for the up­com­ing tour­na­ment.

Dob­sonville Sta­dium has ex­cel­lent field con­di­tions and the lo­cal lads are used to play­ing on bumpy and un­even sur­faces, which means some adap­tion will be re­quired.

But Makoba be­lieves he has all the bases cov­ered.

Other schools that have qual­i­fied for the na­tional fi­nals are - Lutzburg In­ter­me­di­ate School (North­ern Cape),

Tshediso Xolani Pri­mary School (Free State), Benny’s Sports Academy & De­vel­op­ment (Lim­popo), Shapeve Pri­mary School (Mpumalunga), Laer­skool Rusten­burg No­ord (North West), Charles Mor­gan Pri­mary School (Eastern Cape), Nom­lin­gan­iselo Pri­mary School (West­ern Cape) and Za­mukhanya Pri­mary School (Gaut­eng).

A Muzu­vuk­ile player (white) is tack­led by two Dun­ywa play­ers dur­ing the pro­vin­cial fi­nals

The Muzu­vuk­ile Pri­mary School soc­cer team cel­e­brate their win at the pro­vin­cial fi­nals of the U12 Danone Nations Cup Soc­cer Tour­na­ment Syd­ney Mahlangu

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