TWO FOR JOY FC WIN TO VICTORY
Written by: Ndumiso Nxumalo
Two for Joy Football Club won the Annual Canville Tournament after beating Brazil Football Club by 2-1 at Canville Stadium just outside Durban, on Sunday.
The year 2016 marks the fifth anniversary of the Canville Tournament that was founded back in 2011 by the local community member as their way to try and get youth to fight whoonga usage in the area.
One of the cofounders, Zamani Mazibuko, said that the tournament is growing each and every year.
“When we started this tournament, we just wanted to uplift the talent and try to decrease the drug usage in this place, but the outcome of it’s amazing,” said Mazibuko.
Earlier on the day, Brazil FC which is from Canville beat Marvellous Stars by a big 4-0 score to book their place in the final, while Two for Joy FC won 5-3 on penalties after their match against Sando FC ended in a tie.
In the final, Brazil FC was the first to launch an attack after their striker’s shot hit the crossbar in the fifth minutes on the game.
A brace from Senzo Ndlovu in the second half saw Two for Joy FC putting on hand on the trophy. Even though Brazil FC scored from a set-piece but it was too late as Two for Joy FC scooped the title.
Brazil’s head coach Samkelo Zwane said they would have won the match if it wasn’t for the referee.
“It sad that the local guys are our officials, next time there must be professional referees. One of my players was fouled two times in the 18 years box but the referee stood there was a watch,” said the angry Zwane.
Senzo Ndlovu was named the player of the tournament as he netted 7 goals in 4 games and was crucial to Two for Joy FC victory.
“This is the second time now winning this trophy and I’m so happy. I must thank the organisers as this gives us the platform to showcase our talent,” said Ndlovu.
Ndlovu has been called to play for the Durban-based side Friends FC that plays in the ABC Motsepe League.
*Caption: Two For Joy’s striker Senzo Ndlovu who won the Player of the Tournament award.