Cape Town Roses, FC Porto crowned youth champs in Langa

Cape Town Roses lift the Norman Ncaca Cup, at the Gareth Ncaca Foundation’s youth tournament, at Langa sports complex, on Tuesday. They beat Dangerous Heroes 4-2 in the women’s section final. Picture: Lonwabo Marele

The Gareth Ncaca Foundation’s under-20 youth tournament came to an exciting conclusion with Cape Town Roses and FC Porto crowned the champions, at the Langa sports complex, on Human Rights Day, Tuesday March 21.

Cape Town Roses trailed 1-0 at half-time. They came out guns blazing in the second half, determined to win the Norman Ncaca Cup. They managed to beat Dangerous Heroes 4-2 in the final of the women’s section.

FC Porto, from Philippi, scored an early goal to lead Hanley FC, from Gqeberha, at the end of the first half. They won by 2-0 to be crowned the Gareth Ncaca Foundation’s men’s under-20 champions.

The top goal scorer and the player of the tournament came from Hanley FC. The goalkeeper of the tournament came from Porto and the coach of the tournament came from Khayelitsha’s Y2K College FC.

FC Porto are the new Gareth Ncaca Foundation’s under-20 youth champions following a 2-0 win over Gqeberha’s Hanley FC. The tournament took place from March 17 to March 21, at the Langa sports complex. Picture: Lonwabo Marele
FC Porto’s Inam Mbatsha,19, Siphe Ngxala, 20, and Mihlali Potso, 19, celebrate a cracking goal on the road to the final of the Gareth Ncaca Foundation in Langa.
Clarewood FC’s under-20 team celebrate super-sub, Jarred Hendricks’ goal in their 3-3 draw against Everton FC, from Nyanga, in the quarter-finals. Everton won 5-4 on penalties.
A Hout Bay player protects the ball, against CPUT’s Sanele Magodla, in the women’s third place playoff section.
The tournament had 15 young referees that officiated the tournament. In the men’s final, Simanye Mavumengwana, on the ball, blew the whistle, alongside assistant officials, Lukho Ngambu, Lizalise Mavumbela and Omila Bendlela.
FC Porto’s Msimelelo Qokelwa does well to shield the ball under pressure from Hanley FC’s Vuyisanani ‘Maguire’ Busakwe, in the men’s under-20 final.
FC Porto’s show-stopper, Avela Rati, 19, was named the goalkeeper of the tournament.
Langa Football Association’s president, Zolisa Oyama Tungwana, with the top goalscorer of the tournament, Lwanda Nyiki, from Hanley FC.
Former professional player, Thamsanqa Felecanty, hands over the player of the tournament’s trophy to the captain of Hanley FC, Sbahle Dyubere.
Former Sundowns player, Gareth Ncaca, shakes the coach-of-the-tournament’s hand, Khanyo Majezi, from FC Porto.
Dangerous Heroes captain, Hlela Philisani introduces Gareth Ncaca to her teammates ahead of the women’s section final against Cape Town Roses.