GLENWOOD High School’s football team strutted away with the KZN champion’s crown at the COPA Coca-Cola provincial finals at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi on Saturday.
The champs got off to a flying start when they easily brushed aside Edendale Technikon 4-2 before their 4-2 drubbing of former KZN champions, JG Zuma, to finish top of their group and successfully secure a place in the semi-finals of the competition.
The competition escalated for Glenwood in the semi-final stages as they came up against Old Mill High School drawing their opening encounter 0-0 but did well to overcome Igugulesizwe High School 2-0 in their second match to advance to the semi-finals of the competition.
Placing in the finals with a potential qualification to the COPA Coca-Cola National Championships at stake, Glenwood continued with an impressive 3-1 win over Old Mill High School to set up a final against Tholithemba High School.
Tholithemba impressed just as much on their path to the final with a 5-0 win in their opening encounter against an Kwamyayiza Secondary School followed by a comfortable 4-0 win over Ubongumenzi High School. They advanced to the semi-finals where they edged a spirited Nciya Secondary School 1-0.
It was however, Glenwood who claimed the title against Tholithemba winning 3-1.
KZN champions Glenwood will appear in the COPA Coca-Cola National Finals in Port Elizabeth between 26 and 29 September. The Free State competition for the final has yet to be decided.
COPA Coca-Cola ambassador, Jabu Mahlangu alongside a team of talent scouts including former players in Simba Marumo, Jabulani Mendu and SA U17 assistant coach, Vela Khumalo, will hand pick talented players who will have an opportunity to be part of a unique training camp scheduled to take place at the High-Performance Centre in Pretoria later this year. This new incentive is COPA Coca-Cola’s Future Stars Search.
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