Sandton Super Stars from the SAB league proved their might and skill as they thumped City Waldorf FC, a star team of the UJ internal league, during a friendly match last Thursday, 10th May.
The match started fifteen minutes late due to delay from Sandton Super Stars. When the match’s proceedings were finally underway, there was plenty of enthusiasm and energy from both teams.
Emotions were notably high due to fierce play after the first fifteen minutes of the first-half as Sandton Super Stars applied more pressure on the opposition’s defence, concentrating the attack outside Waldorf’s eighteen area box.
There a fowl was committed by a City Waldorf defender inside the box and the tackle marked the first yellow card and penalty for the night, allowing Sandton Super Stars to score a clean shot in the bottom right corner of the goal post.
Both teams had their neat contribution to the first half action, tactically attacking each other and defending their goals: Waldorf’s defence, none the less, lacked while Sandton Super Stars’ play was notably more confident, scoring their second goal – a well struck shot into the opposition’s top right corner – in the last few minutes of this half.
When half time struck, City Waldorf stepped off the pitch with lower/consumed energy as compared to the beginning of the game, trailing behind two goals to be bucket.
The second half started with a good pace as both teams intensively attacked in the midfield. However, Sandton Super Stars was too strong and penetrated through the opposition to score another goal.
The possession balanced in the following twenty minutes of the second half. Sandton Super Stars, under pressure, committed a fowl in their box. Ultimately, City Waldorf scored their goal converted from the penalty spot.
After that, City Waldorf goals opened yet again, and a smooth shot was slammed into their posts from the opposition. Sandton Super Stars thereafter dominated the possession until the last whistle. The score was 4-1 to Sandton Super Stars.
“We haven’t had regular training time and as you could see for yourself fitness let us down and it made us look bad,” said City Waldorf FC coach Tshepang Mohapi to The Open Journal.
“I’m very happy about the game and I want quality teams to come match my boys,” said Sandton Super Stars’ coach Allen Labyane, who is also a former Moroka Swallows player.
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