Rosina Sedibane looking forward for Metropolitan SASFA U-16 Cup's hat-trick


TWO-time defending Metropolitan SASFA U-16 Cup champions, Rosina Sedibane from
Gauteng, will have the chance to record a remarkable hat-trick of titles when they
face Western Cape representatives, Robinvale High in Saturday’s final at the King
Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi, Durban.

Rosina Sedibane proved too strong for the other Western Cape side, Steenberg,
running out 2-0 winners, courtesy of a goal in each half from striker Zama

In the other semifinal, Reagan Visagie’s excellent first half strike was enough to
see Robinvale through to their first final, despite a late rally from Pangalele
Secondary (Eastern Cape).

“Congratulations to the two finalists, you deserve to be there,” said SASFA
president, Mandla ‘Shoes’ Mazibuko. “We encourage the people of Durban to turn out
in their numbers tomorrow to see the two best school teams in the country pit their
skills against each other for the chance to represent South Africa at the
International Soccer Federation Schools World Championships, which will be hosted in
France in April 2013.”

“Given the difficult circumstances, the players have shown tremendous maturity and
fortitude to continue to give of their best as a sign of honour and respect for
their fallen fellow footballer,” said Metropolitan sponsorship manager, Jennifer
Padayachee. “We anticipate an exciting, entertaining and closely contested match
between two teams that deserve their place in the final.”

Earlier in the day, three of the four quarterfinals were settled by penalties,
demonstrating tight, competitive nature that has epitomised the tournament so far.

Rosina Sedibane accounted for Siyahlomula by a goal to nil in the only match to be
decided in regulation time.

Steenberg caused a minor upset by eliminating Gauteng provincial champions,
Johannesburg SS 5-4 on penalties, following a 1-1 draw.

Robinvale prevailed 4-3 over Harmony in their shootout, after they finished
deadlocked at a goal apiece, while Pangalele beat Tikhontele 4-2 on penalties, after
their encounter also ended 1-1.

The tournament reaches its finale on Saturday at 11h00, with matches to determine
overall finishing positions, followed by a ‘legends’ match and musical
entertainment. The 3/4th place play-off between Steenberg and Pangalele gets under
way at 5pm, with the grand final kicking off at 6pm.


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