First Touch Academy coach John Hlako says the Maimane Alfred Phiri Games were a good platform for his players to test themselves ahead of the upcoming national women’s football league.
The Limpopo side was crowned this year’s winners in the Ladies section of the tournament in Alexander on Sunday after defeating TUT ladies 2-1 in the final.
For their efforts, the Academy won a trophy, gold medals and R85 000.
Hlako says his team is not too far from their peers.
The Academy are Limpopo’s representative at the upcoming national league, and Hlako believes they have an edge over their opponents because of their non participation in the games.
Hlako could not reveal the names of the girls that impressed Desiree Ellis on Sunday.
Well done to First Touch Academy… They were crowned 2019 winners of the #MapGames in the women’s section yesterday in Alex after defeating TUT Ladies 2-1 in the final. #SabcNews @SPORTATSABC pic.twitter.com/BfrCR5ox2v
— Rakgadi’a bana (@ngwanamogoto) July 22, 2019
– Report by Lethabo Kganyago