KasiFootball : Defending Philly’s Games Champions, Rebels lost to Alex Mates

KasiFootball : Defending Philly’s Games Champions, Rebels lost to Alex Mates

Day 6 of the Philly’s Games produced drama as the defending champions and favourites Rebels lost to Alex Mates, Wrap up of Day 6

Rebels are the defending champions and 2014 finalist lost to Gomora side Alex Mates in their first leg last 16 match.

Day 6 fixture was as follows

10h00 UMlILO VS AMA 1’S & 2’S

12H00 REBELS VS ALEX MATES

14H00 MAD BULLS VS BOKO HARAM

16H00 AMANDLA VS GUARA GUARA

Today was the last day at Esangweni, the Philly’s Games are very unique in that they give all Tembisa people a chance to experience the best kasi football exhibition in the country.

The first game of the match was between Umilo and Ama 1’s and 2’s. The game got off to a flyer as Umilo took the lead in the first five minutes of the game. They really came out guns blazing. The game lost momentum after the goal and both teams failed to capitalize on the chances they created. The tie went into the break with Umlilo leading 1 -0.

The game failed to produce another goal in the second half and it ended 1 – 0.

The defending champions started their defence of the title at Esangweni, within a few minutes from kick-off, Alex Mates has been forced to substitute their keeper, who picked up a groin injury. Alex Mates took the lead. They’ve used that unfortunate situation with their keeper to uplift themselves and get ahead in this game. The game into the break with Alex Mates still leading 1 – 0 but with Rebels trying to force their way back into the game.

In the second half Alex Mates showed their intentions clear again when they extended their lead to 2-0 early in the second half. With 10 minutes to go the Rebels pulled one goal back to make the score 1 – 2.  The game ended with the defending champions been defeated and putting them under pressure to proceed to the last 8 stage.

The third match of the day was been Mad Bulls taking on Boko Haram.  The match was very exciting with plenty of skill on show, but lacked a goal to push the game up. The match went into the break tied at 0 – 0. Early in the 2nd half, Boko Haram were handed a red card. They had to play the remaining minutes with a man down. The match was entertaining but lacked goals. Both teams will have to give their all in the second leg

The last game of the day was between Amandla and Guara Guara.

Amandla is one of the popular teams in the tournament and have a huge following as a team from straight line. In the first 30 minutes of the first half the game had a lot of half chances. The game went into the break locked at 0 – 0.

In the second half started like a house on fire with Guara Guara taking the lead to lead the game 0 -1. Amandla had to fight tooth and nail to come back into the game and force a draw or push for a win. It wasn’t a surprise when they have scored a beauty of a goal. A diving header from a cross on the right. What a goal, what a way to bring themselves back into the game.

The game ended with both sides locked at 1 goal a piece.