The boy’s football team were unfortunately stricken by injury and illness with a number of players unavailable for selection. However, the squad of 12 were still a very good team and we were feeling positive about their chances at victory. Our first game was a close encounter with Bishop Mackenzie which was a well balanced game ending 0-0. We then had to take on our big rivals; KA. Straight away you could tell that this was going to be a close game and it was! At times throughout the game our students battled well, but just seem to lack that killer instinct going forward. We unfortunately lost 1-0. We convincingly beat ABC and played really well. Clement Dulira got the telling goal that gave us victory. Due to the presence of a local academy team beating everyone with ease we went through to the third and fourth play offs against Bishop Mackenzie. This again was a very tight game one in which saw our goal scorer Wayne Napolo get sent off. This was however completely accidental. The boys ended up coming third (second amongst the international schools).
Regardless of results the boys learnt a lot from the competition and it was really nice to see some of the year 7s coming through and representing the school alongside the year 8s. The year 7 students; Jacob Wilkinson, Jaffa Kamara, Sam Everett, Gil Da Silva, Tawonga Simwaka and Mikael Arab were excellent in supporting the year 8s and showed a lot of promise for the future. From the year 8s, Clement Dulira (the captain) played very well gaining players player of the tournament. Jason Nsamala who looked very calm and composed at the back achieved managers player of the tournament. Emmanuel Changaya put in some hard working performances in the middle of midfield.
I would like to thank all the staff that helped out with this trip and the parents in supporting students to achieve excellence in sport and therefore continuing the high standard of SAIntS sports teams. Most of all I would like to thank the students for being very well behaved and competing with the right spirit in all competitions.