October 25, 2010 Victorious SuperSport Tottenham Hotspur boys returned from Nigeria on Monday morning after winning the Lagos Youth Cup on Saturday night. This after the junior Matsatsantsa beat Liberty FC of Ghana 2-0 on the last day of the international tournament.
Victorious SuperSport Tottenham Hotspur boys returned from Nigeria on Monday morning after winning the Lagos Youth Cup on Saturday night. This after the junior Matsatsantsa beat Liberty FC of Ghana 2-0 on the last day of the international tournament.
The champions were welcomed by excited supporters upon arrival at the OR Tambo International airport.
The boys, under the guidance of former SuperSport United defender Kaitano Tembo, scored a total of 13 strikes against their three opponents and conceded just two goals.
“We are happy to be crowned champions of the Lagos Cup. We played according to our plan and it ultimately worked for us. The boys went all out with fighting spirit to the last day of the contest and I’m excited with the achievement.
We scored many goals more than our opponents, but it was not easy I can tell you that. The technical team played a crucial role from start to finish. But most of all I would like to thank the players for flying the South African flag high against other nations,” said the academy under17 coach Tembo.
Although the team played under hot conditions in the West African country, the champs managed to get things under control.
“The conditions were unbearable but we soldiered on to the end. The opponents also tried to make life difficult for us but we stood our ground,” said the coach.
SuperSport Tottenham walloped FC Utrecht 4-1 on the first day, they then crushed the home side Lagos United 4-1 and in the second game they thrashed Liberty FC 7-1 on Saturday night.
The team that travelled to Nigeria:
Njabulo Kubheka, Sifiso Sithole
Thabo Moloi, Gino Moeketsi, Brandon Joshua, Claudio Almeida, James Zulu, Mpho Mareda
Thabo Zungu, Tshepiso Sathekge, Miguel Van Oosthoorn, Cebo Meyiwa, Snethemba Ngidi, Daylon Appolis, Khotso Mokhele
Jerry Mcwabo, Siphelele Magubane, Sthembiso Mhlongo
Kaitano Tembo, Godfrey Mosoetsa, Eric Winstanley, Basil Mkumatela (May his soul rest in peace), Mzwakhe Dladla, Innocent Mchunu
The team was given a four-day rest and will resume their normal training schedule on Friday afternoon.