Rhodes soccer ‘freedom’ celebration

By Tshilidzi Mutavhatsindi
Some South African soccer players at Rhodes celebrated their annual freedom day playing a friendly match against some Zimbabwean Rhodes students on the night of Monday 27 April. The match was held at the Rhodes Kingsfield. This soccer event takes place every year in celebration of freedom day in South Africa. The South African side, made of players from various Rhodes internal league teams, walked over the Zimbabwean side for which the road to freedom looked long and difficult as far as the match was concerned.

The South African side won the match by 8-2. “It was a fair game, though the South African guys were underestimating and fooling around,” said Raw Materials defender, Siqamo Laphu. The match was one sided throughout both half, with the South African side dominating, perhaps showing why South Africa is hosting the 2010 Soccer World Cup. The Rhodes soccer team, under leadership of Mandla Gagayi, looks promising in the SASSU league this year, having lost no match up to this point. “The boys are determined and been giving their all in the matches this year,” said Gagayi.


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