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Sport - Date: 04 July 2019
Written by: Frank Mavhungu / Viewed: 405
Tshamutshedzi Water Sand scraped through to the final of the Boy Nemakonde KO competition by beating Munangwe United Brothers 2-1 at the Tshifudi Stadium on Saturday.
As if they were going to bury Water Sand alive, United Brothers approached the game with a lot of self-confidence. They threatened to score six minutes into the game. Their diminutive striker, Example Chauke, went loose from the left corner and ran straight towards the keeper. He unleashed a half volley from the edge of the box. The ball hit the woodwork and bounced outside the field of play for a goal kick.
That was a wakeup call to the defenders of Water Sand. They regrouped from behind, with their midfielders dishing out promising passes to the strikers.
Water Sand took the lead in the 38th minute. Their overlapping midfielder, Godfrey Nephawe, forced his way through the defence of United Brothers and sent the keeper the wrong way.
Water Sand enjoyed the 1-0 lead until the end of the first half.
Velmon Mudzanani scored the second goal for Water Sand from the free kick in the 68th minute. United Brothers’ solitary goal came via Hudivhannyi Munyai in the dying minutes of the game.
Unandivho Makhuvha of United Brothers chases the ball.
Frank is a Human Resources Manager at the Department of Public Works in Limpopo. He is the longest serving correspondent of the Mirror, having joined us at the end of 1990. He mainly writes sports reports and resides at Tsianda Village. In 2004, Frank won the National Castle League Award, an award for the best reporter in the SAB league in South Africa.