League battle of masters

Last weekend’s fixtures saw most of the 16 teams affiliated with the King William’s Town Masters Football Association (KWTMFA) League engaged in their final first-round games at various venues.

The league is divided into two streams of eight where the top-four teams from each stream battle in the Super Eight round for the top prize.

“After a hugely successful first season in 2018 last year which saw Sweetwaters winning, we have since attracted more teams who were eager to participate.

“The competition grew from 12 teams to a total of 16 from areas as far afield as Peddie, Keiskammahoek and Berlin,” said KWTMFA president Mwesi Daniso.

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Ginsberg-based King Classic is at the top of Stream B after winning all seven games with 21 points, followed by FC No Name of Zwelitsha in second spot on 13 points, Qoboqobo third on 12 points and Breidbach-based Violets in fourth on 10. points.

Stream A saw Peddie at the summit on 16 points with still one game left, followed by defending champions Sweetwaters in second on 13 points, also with their final game still to be played this weekend.

Tshatshu is third on 12 points and King Rastas fourth on eight. points.

Peddie Masters coach Thanduxolo Jaca said they did not regret joining KWTMFA.

“We are a handful of retired players who decided to form a club and play friendly games around Peddie to keep us healthy.

“Since there is no veteran’s league here, we opted to join the already existing KWTMFA,” Jaca said.

“Playing in this league has been an awesome experience as it is very competitive and exciting.”

Jaca added when they started with their games, they did not set themselves any targets.

“We have done exceptionally well up to this point and our goal is to keep that momentum and play good, entertaining football.”


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