Sokker / Football

Soccer: First friendly match of the year

The PRG u/19A Soccer team played their first friendly match of the year against Gardens Commercial High School. This is a well-known footballing school which produced a number of professional footballers such as Ziyaad Eksteen and Riyaad Norodien.

The game was played under difficult conditions but the boys handled the situation well and put up a stellar performance. The team was caught under pressure for the first 15 minutes but soon found their rhythm and had a few special moments with the likes of Tyler Cicero, Ethan Vlismas, Asa Hani Caleb Diedericks and Josh Muller – who had a few shots at hitting a goal. The second half was good and could have gone either way with both teams attacking and defending very well.

Coach Edmund Pietersen is proud of the confidence his squad played with, and the way the team performed as a unit. “Being early in the season, we lacked match fitness, but we pushed through and managed a goalless draw. We find ourselves right where we want to be at this stage of the season”.