By: MPHO HLAPISI
JOHANNESBURG High were crowned an overall winers of the inaugural Mcdonald Under-14 Cup during the national championships of the competition held at the Alexandra on Sunday, September 19.
Johannesburg beat Okiep High from Northern Cape 1-0 with the goal scored by Nhlakanipho Ntuli in the late minutes of the first half after a number their earlier countless attempts failed to give them an early lead.
Joburg, the school which Mamelodi Sundowns striker, Lebogang “Cheese-Boy” Mokoena used to attend showed their determination to win this competition after starting taking the game to Okiep, visiting their goal-mouth as they search for an early lead, but poor in finishing denied them that opportunity.
Okiep was in a lecture of carpet football in the presence of big names such as Safa’s vice president, Mandla “Shoes” Mazibuko, Steve Pila (secretary general of SASFA) and Safa CEO, Lesley Sedibe who were also accompanied by head of McDonald South Africa, Greg Solomon and McDonald ambassadors, John “Shoes” Moshoeu and Teko Modise just to mention a few.
It was a privilege for the KwaZulu-Natal school, Osizweni which spend most of its time on Sunday afternoon at a McDonald restaurant in Alexandra before they could leave the sprawling township very late to their province.