Komani Veterans came out victorious in a nail biting soccer match against Phiko FC during which both teams demonstrated that they were up for a tussle at the Sandringham Sports Ground on Sunday.
Komani Veterans’ left wing Sibongile Mbotshane and striker Nyaniso Fojile netted a goal each, making it a solid 2-1 win for the team.
The group, which comprises retired soccer players, recently came from a loss of 2-1 in a match against Super Twelve.
Coach Mthetheleli Ben said players presented an outstanding performance compared with previous games. “The players were able to express themselves and were not under pressure. In most cases we lose because we are supposed to contend with young players who play in league games because there are a few veteran players in the area. We are now looking to organise a one-day tournament in the first week of September where we will invite local and outside teams.”
Ben said a friendly match was scheduled to take place with a team that was supposed to visit from Cofimvaba but the team failed to make it in the last minute.
Phiko FC Midfielder, Masibulele Shafi, scored a promising goal in the second half of the match. Player, Khumbulani Gumede indicated that it had been a month since their last competitive game due to various other commitments. He said the team had now resumed action and will be participating in up coming games. “Football is about fitness and if you are not fit enough you are not able to play as you are supposed to but as legends, we are trying our best.” Phiko FC played against African team at Komani Hospital and lost by 1-0. Gumede said the team will work on improving and promised a good display of soccer in their next match.
“This was a was a good game of soccer but at the end of the day the best team won. We are hoping that we will go back as a losing team and work hard and come back stronger,” he said