‘Footy Twitter Games are all about bragging rights’


Mamelodi Sundowns just dominates!

From the men’s senior team, women’s team, and the Twitter team with the latter clinching the Footy Twitter Games for the second consecutive time over the weekend at a packed Rabie Ridge Stadium in Midrand.

The senior men’s team recently won their fourth consecutive league title and the women’s team remains unbeaten in the Hollywood Super League and on Saturday afternoon, the Sundowns Twitter team won the Footy Twitter Games once again.

The ‘Brazilians’ thrashed Orlando Pirates 3-1 in the final with Sabelo Tsambo on the left wing putting in a good shift as he led the attack. Sundowns certainly displayed more cohesion in attack – Tsambo, the man with ambitions of turning professional causing lots of problems for the ‘Buccaneers’ defence with his pace, ability to curl in a cross, and to cut inside.

“I haven’t played at the professional level, I am still waiting for my breakthrough but now I am a student,” Tsambo told FARPost with a big smile on his face.

“The dream will always be there to make it, but I enjoyed the day as a Sundowns fan – Ka bo Yellow. I feel very happy by winning the title for the second time (back-to-back).

“It is always good to get one over Orlando Pirates supporters, we worked very hard for the win, as long as the people are happy, it is all about bragging rights at the footy Twitter Games, so it is a very big occasion for the Sundowns faithfuls,” concluded Tsambo.

In the first semifinal of the day, the Tshwane giants beat another Soweto side in Kaizer Chiefs (5-4 on penalties) after the encounter ended 2-2 in regulation time, while Pirates narrowly edged Cape Town City 2-1 in the second semifinal.

And prior to the final showdown, there was an exhibition match between Umlilo Red FC and Umlilo Maroon FC which ended 2-1 to Red.

Pirates star Mdokies walked away with the Player of The Tournament award, while Nhlalala Nhlangwini was named the Lady of the Tournament.

By Tokelo Martin Mokhesi

at Rabie Ridge Stadium, Tembisa

Pictures courtesy of Richie Moremi

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