GEORGE FOOTBALL NEWS - The ruthless Black Cats Football Club, under the leadership of head coach Bazil Mavukwana and Captain Viwe "Mr Cool" Mawindiwere, were crowned as the new Safa Eden Regional League champions on Sunday. They sank Young Blues FC with a massive score of 10-1 at the Lawaaikamp Stadium in George.
The Black Cats will now compete in the Western Cape ABC Motsepe League provincial playoffs later this year.
The Lawaaikamp giants played fifteen games with fourteen victories and one draw, scoring 54 goals and conceding only 15, ensuring a comfortable spot at the top of the table with 43 points.
While the struggling Young Blues managed to win two games, with five draws and seven defeats after 15 games, they find themselves in a dangerous relegation zone position at 16th on the table.
The Lawaaikamp derby game got off to a good start with both teams looking sharp on the ball, but the Cats were simply too strong and the first half ended 6-0.
The second half started off on fire with Black Cats creating more goal-scoring opportunities.
Young Blues players could not deal with the speed of the Black Cats strikers who kept pressuring the Young Blues defenders. The Cats scored four more goals during the second half, sending Young Blues FC, who only managed one goal, to the lower Geolfa division.
Speaking after the game, a jubilant Mavukwana said training hard every day, discipline and respect for the game had paid off.
"Starting the season on a high note gave us the upper hand. We are looking forward to the Western Cape ABC Motsepe League provincial playoffs." Mavukwana said Black Cats will play in the Safa Eden Regional League Top 8 in Oudtshoorn at the end of May.
"The Top 8 competition will help our team prepare for the playoffs later this year."
Safa Eden weekend results:
- Paris United 2-1 Burning Fire
- Black Cats 10-1 Young Blues
- Simunye 4-0 Parks United
- Peace Makers 5-1 Benfica
- Moonlight 1-1 Infantry School
- Young Pirates 2-1 Eastern City
- United Brothers 5-1 Oriented Birds
- Knysna Celtics 3-3 United
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