Oh boy – No, oh Girl!

VANDERBIJLPARK.- With August known as womenΓÇÖs month ΓÇô it came as no surprise when one of the up and coming female coaches, Botle Mahele beat her male counterpart soccer team during the mini soccer tournament held at the Isak Steyl Stadium on Saturday. This mini soccer tournament was hosted by the VUT Dev FC as part of the teamΓÇÖs pre-season preparations. MaheleΓÇÖs side, Vanderbijlpark Young Stars beat Nale Football Academy and VUT Dev u/13 team. Mahele demonstrated her knowledge in the male dominated sport ΓÇô football. The defeat was a bitter pill to swallow for both VUT Dev and Nale Academy, taking into consideration the high standard these sides set in local football. After the game, Mahele was smiling all the way home with her youngsters boasting how they beat the big fishes. ΓÇ£IΓÇÖm very excited because my boys showed lot of character. It was a sweet revenge for us because both teams beat my team previously. I was overwhelmed by the ΓÇÿnever die spiritΓÇÖ displayed by these boys. Beating Nale Academy and VUT Dev is a fantastic achievement and IΓÇÖm proud of this,ΓÇ¥ says the still excited Mahele. As part of development ΓÇô Nale Academy decided to loan its u/13 goalkeeper, Thabo Motloung to Vanderbijlpark Young Star when theyplayed against VUT. To date, Mahele was one of the few female coaches who attended the recent PSV and Emfuleni Local Municipality soccer coaching clinic held at the Cecil Oldridge Park Stadium. This mini tournament was for the u/13s, u/14s and u/15s. The teams that were involved include Liverpool, RESA, Nale Academy and VUT Dev. Meanwhile, the embarrassment of the day was when Nale Academy u/17 beat the Super League side Liverpool FC 2-1 with a thriller-minute encounter. Nale AcademyΓÇÖs youngsters gave this Boipatong based side a free soccer lesson. This was before they played to a 1-all against RESA in another game.
Source:  Vaal Weekly