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First Team

posted Aug 19, 2014, 6:49 AM by Mark Mosdell

Back left to right Andrew Gifford(coach),Phumlani Kgosana,Tebogo Motsene(captain),Kabelo Kganakga,Moeketsi Mohlala,Mackson Phaka,Themba Mahlalela,Junior Mwape(coach),Tshepang Morake,Mpho Mathekgane,Allen Sono(top goal scorer of tournament),Lethabo Boshomane,Mfanafuthi Methula,Mvuyisi Vikwav(coach)

Front left to right Sihle Maseko,Muzi Mdluli,Phumlani Sello,Brian Masila,Brian Senwamadi,Mzwandile Zwane,Sanele Maseko,Thabang Selepe,Bafana Khumalo

Norkem Park High made history by winning the Benoni High football tournament
for the second year in a row this past weekend. This was the icing on the cake

after winning the Ekurhuleni High Schools league for the forth year in a row. The boys started the
tournament slow with a tough encounter against the hosts, Benoni High in
front of the whole school on Friday morning.The hosts scored from a free
kick late in the first half that beat keeper Mackson Phaka and the defensive
wall the Norkem players never got back into the game and lost 1-0.This
seemed to kick start their campaign and they went onto beating Wordsworth
High 2-0, both goals by Themba Mahlalela.On Saturday morning they faced
Boksburg High and won 3-1 with a brace from Allen Sono and another for
Themba Mahlalela.This gave the coaching staff a opportunity to give debuts
to Futhi Methula,Sihle Maseko,Phumlani Sello and Tsephang Morake.

The semi finals challenge was against Jeppe Boys High,young Under 16
goalkeeper Kabelo Kganakga started behind the veteran defenders, Sanele
Maseko,Greg Motsene,Brian Masila and Lethabo Boshomoane.The team pushed hard
and won 3-0 with a rocket from Bafana Khumalo another brace by Allen Sono
who was supplied with some superb passes by Mzwandile Zwane and Baggio
Senwamadi and Thabang Selepe.

Ironically Benoni High were beaten in the other semi by their B side which
consisted of under 17 boys in a spirited game,3-2.The final was seen as a
David v Goliath game with Norkem favorites to win comfortably.The final was
a very tactical game with both sides not given any space away however Norkem
started to find their passing game and started creating chances with Allen
Sono scoring the winner in the first half from a superb passage of
individual play from Zwane.The hard working trio of Phumlani Kgosana,Muzi
Mdluli and Moeketsi Mohlala in midfield insured that the creative players
had plenty of time and space to show their talent over the three days.The
team showed its spirit and depth in taking this tough tournament again in

In addition to the main trophy,Allen Sono was awarded top goal scorer and
the coaching staff of Andrew Gifford,Junior Mwape and Mvuyise Vikwav were
named coaches of the tournament.