KasiFootball : Who are Soweto All Stars?
Famously know as AmaZambia, Soweto All Stars, a football team that hails from Zola in Soweto The club is the most successful club in after winning every tournament in Soweto.
The club is the most successful club in after winning every tournament in Soweto.
The Kasi is known for producing famous musicians such as Mdu Masilela, Mzambia, Mandoza, the late Brown Dash, Bricks, to name a few as well as producing finest players.
Some of the known players to come from Zola are Norman Meje who went to don the famous Black and white of Orlando Pirates and one of the NSL most gifted left footed, Joel ”Ace” Mnini who played for Moroka Swallows and was a wizard on the ball.
Teams that come from Zola that were well known include Zola Glasgow which dazzled crowds with flair in the early 90s and early 2000.
They competed at the Godfrey Moloi tournaments and did exceptionally well competing against the best.
Currently, AmaZambia is the best to come out of the neighborhood of Zola as they have conquered Soweto and they have produced players who are now plying their trade in the PSL.
They have quality players and play a more effective type of football that allows the club to showboat while scoring goals as well.
They have been dominating the Discovery Tournaments for the last 5 years.
They have played against PSL clubs giants like Orlando Pirates and gave them a run for their money.
The team is mostly known for their dying minutes of the games flair display of skills known as Happy Hour, where they entertain the crowd.
Players from AmaZambia that went on to play for top PSL sides include Linda “Tsiki” Shiba (Polokwane City), Innocent “Drogba” Nemukondeni (TUKS), Sipho “Sgobe” Moeti(Free State Stars), Siyabonga Zulu (Platinum Stars), Khethokwakhe ”Pereza” Masuku (Royal Eagles) and Lucky Mzizi (Kaizer Chiefs, BFN Celtics, Free State Stars).
They have a balanced quality team with class and unity.
They have a seasoned goalkeeper, Jeff Rito Hlabana, who has played for the likes of Dynamos in the top flight.
Their defensive record is very impressive as they have one of the most disciplined defense.
The likes of Thokozani Osh Mthembu, Siga Mjita, Zane and Mayaga.
Mayaga is the defensive darling of fans as he has incredible skills.
The midfielder is packed with quality players who can read the game and produce fine passes and win games for the team.
Mthuthu “Ballack” Nozibele is the midfield maestro and the heart of the team.
He passes accurately and has the ability to score important goals as well.
Jeco Mphuthi has incredible skills and creates magic moments when on the ball.
Nhlanhla “Giggs” Zwane a winger who always delivers perfect passes and also scores vitals goals as well.
One of the players to watch is Happy, who has had a stint in Belgium possess anchor power as he has the ability to read the game and defend exceptionally.
The likes of “Mosquito” and Dubala Sbamo are the entertainers along with Sgobe who scores regularly for the team.
Veteran striker Jury who has played in 2 generations of the Zola most successful teams delivers as he scores.
Tsiki known as ” Camera never lies ” in Soweto is the match winner for the team as he has thunderous pace and scores gaols for the team.
Drogba who was at Orlando Pirates Juniors and recently signed a professional contract with Tuks is another striker who has had people raving about his scoring abilities.
The club rivals are Kenza Football Club, Braamfscher Eagles and Black Poison.
They always have it tough playing against the three and mostly never fail to deliver.
The last encounter between All Stars and Zola ended in a penalty shootout that saw All Stars win the match to win the local kasi tournament.
If you want to watch entertaining football with modern technique then this is club that will deliver and you will fall in love with their style of play.