On Wednesday the 9th of May 2018 the school resumed the inter schools games with a friendly soccer match against ABC in the under 12 age group.
Our boys were more than prepared as they were very eager to play this game since it had been long since they had been into competition.
The team chosen from the remains of the team B and C after the original team A left school after writing their IPP checkPoint at the end of the 2016 – 2017 Academic year
Staying sometime without playing games helped a lot in building a new team Although we were not completely sure about our opponents the team we fielded held their own and showed the confidence we had on them was not rotary but through hard work and determination
The team put up a spirited performance which pleased a very good partisan ground which supported and enjoyed every part of the game
Talking about support the sports department decided to cancel other sporting disciplines involving middle school students to drum up support for the team , a move which gave our boys great boost.
This was team Mr. Sadieh and Mrs. Mhango built up with the help of Mr. Msiska and it has not reached level the teachers want them to be although they displayed good football characterised by good individual skills
The defense was well marshalled by 2 center backs Ishe Bakasa and Kajumi. The two youngsters held their own like true champions .Although they were not moving forward with the others they managed to protect their goalkeeper from any raid which came from all angles .The most impressing of the two was Ishe Bakasa who was never threatened by the ABC strikers with the way he controlled the ball and dribbled past them to feed his midfielders .At some moments he would overlap to get to have a chance of shooting in the opponents goal.
The boys fought like true warriors as they could have registered a score as early as the second minute but in infringement was observed by the referee and the goal was disallowed
From the defense moving on into the middle field there was another pair of Gilbert Kumanja and Timothy Chimwaza also being helped by overlapping left back Dabble Disi fed their marauding strikers of Songiso Songiso and Thaddeus Madinga .It was Madinga who drew first blood when swept past the entire defence before slotting the ball into a yawning empty goal with entire defence watching the ball helplessly.
Immediately after that goal our own Lionel Messi, (Gilbert Kumanja) dribbled past four defenders before unleashing a screamer which was punched over by the goalkeeper for a corner to Mount Sinai.
The resultant corner kick was brilliantly delivered by Mandinga and was headed in by Songiso Songiso to give it 2 to Mount Sinai.
With the supporters in frenzy Kumanja and Chimwaza exchanged passes before releasing a rushing Madinga to coolly slot the ball into the far post, past a diving ABC goalkeeper to give a third goal for Mount Sinai .
Our boys became complacent just before halftime as ABC dominated the last 6 minutes of the first half with some good one touch moves one such resulted into a corner.
From that gained corner their striker jumped higher than the Mount Sinai defense in a free header and slotted in the ball for a goal to ABC to make it 3 goals to 1 in favor of Mount Sinai. The first half ended with ABC dominating the exchanges but scores ended at 3 – 1 to Mount Sinai.
The teams went for the breather with Mount Sinai seemingly tired and the coaches Mr. Sadieh and Mrs Mhango had a lot of tough talk with the boys as their technical advisor (MR Msiska) was the referee of the day.
As expected the coaches talked tough indeed as the team (Mount Sinai) came back in the second half with more venom to out class their opponents ABC.
With the strikers having been told new tricks by the coaches it took only 2 minutes before they increased their tally to 4. The ball started from a great control by Ishe Bakasa who dribbled past 3 ABC players and released Songiso Songiso who unleashed a thunderbolt which hit the cross bar and left the ABC goalkeeper and his entire defense in sixes and sevens leaving Madinga with the easiest of tasks in nodding the ball home. That fourth goal drained power from ABC players as Mount Sinai dominated with Gilbert Kumanja tormenting the ABC midfield as if they were less in numbers. Together with his counterpart Chimwaza ,they were playing as if they were in training .With their strikers hungry for goals they exchanged passes and fed in Songiso with his powerful left footer drilled the ball past the ABC goalkeeper to make it 5 – 1. Everyone in the Mount Sinai line up was full of confidence and the little chief defender ,Ishe Bakasa overlapped and fed Kumanja with a brilliant pass which was not wasted at all as Kumanja side stepped one defender before slotting the ball into the far corner to make it 6 to 1.
The final goal game after Kumanja dribbled past a cluster of legs before laying a neat pass to Chimwaza whose attempt at goal was parried back into the path of Kumanja who happily scored and sealed the scores at 7 – 1 in Mount Sinai’s favour. A good result for the team they gave joy to everyone who was watching and supporting them as well as raised Mount Sinai Flag High. We hope to get greater results from the team as well as other sporting disciplines from the school.