The Lerato Lamola Winter Games reached a thrilling stage on Sunday, 25 June 2023, as the quarterfinal matches captivated spectators at Lord Khanyile Sports Ground in Ivory Park.
With intense competition and nail-biting penalties, the teams left everything on the field in their quest for victory.
In a hard-fought encounter, Wafa Wafa and TM battled it out, resulting in a goalless draw. The match was ultimately decided by a dramatic penalty shootout, with TM emerging triumphant with a 5-3 victory. The tension was palpable as both teams displayed skill and determination throughout the game.
Another standout match saw Ama2000 secure a 1-0 victory over PSG. With precision and teamwork, Ama2000 showcased their abilities, leaving PSG unable to find an equalizer. The cheers from the crowd echoed through the stadium as Ama2000 celebrated their well-deserved win.
First 11 and Bruno treated the fans to an enthralling contest that ended in a 1-1 draw. The match was ultimately decided by a nerve-wracking penalty shootout, with Bruno edging out First Eleven 6-5. The players exhibited incredible skill and resilience, providing spectators with a thrilling spectacle.
Molototsi and Al Nassir engaged in a tightly contested battle that ended in a goalless draw. The fate of the match came down to penalties, with Al Nassir prevailing 5-4. Both teams demonstrated their defensive prowess, making it a challenging task for either side to find the back of the net.
With the quarterfinals concluded, the stage is set for the highly anticipated semifinals on Saturday, July 1. The fixtures promise to deliver intense action and captivating performances.
The first semifinal will see Bruno take on Al Nassir at 10:00, as these two formidable teams vie for a spot in the grand finale. Following that, Ama2000 will clash with TM at 12:00 in a match that promises to showcase skill, tactics, and determination.
As the tournament nears its climax, the anticipation grows for the ultimate showdown. The grand final, scheduled for 15:30, will determine the Lerato Lamola Winter Games champion who will be awarded the coveted prize of R100,000.00.
he stakes are high at the Lerato Lamola Winter Games. The victorious team will walk away with a grand prize of R100,000.00, while the second-place team will be awarded R50,000.00. Additionally, the third and fourth place semifinalists will each receive R7,500.00 as a token of their exceptional performance.
Furthermore, each of the four teams reaching the semifinals will be rewarded with brand-new soccer kits.
But before the final showdown, the day will be filled with additional excitement. The Under 15s match will provide a platform for young talents to shine, while the clash between Tembisa Masters and Alex Masters will settle the debate of which kasi boasts the best football skills.
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