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Cameroon comes out tops in four-team tournament

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Cameroon came out tops in a four-team tournament played at the Colville Field on Sunday, after getting the better of the Galeshewe XI, NC Celtic and Burning Leaves.

In the opening match Cameroon beat Galeshewe XI 4-3, This was followed by the NC Celtic vs Burning Leaves clash, where Celtic came away with a 2-1 victory.

The two winners then headed to the final, which was a hard-fought encounter that ended 1-all at full time. The match was played at an extremely fast pace with both teams attacking, resulting in play going from one side of the field to the other.

Cameroon scored first and led 1-0 at the half-time break, after Sitibang Biokoilo banged in a 25-yard piledriver in the 18th minute.

For Celtic however, Kaylee Naidoo and teammate, Darryl Williams, applied pressure working hard to penetrate the Cameroon defence, but midfielder Elton Smithy and defender Franky Niewenhuizen did sterling work keeping the Celtic attack at bay.

The second half saw Celtic utilising a different strategy, which eventually paid off when, in the 58th minute, Shaun Jacobs equalised with a great goal.

The hard-fought second half continued at a blistering pace and it was almost surprising that regulation time ended in the 1-all draw.

The penalty shoot-out eventually saw Cameroon coming away with the 5-4 result.

Meanwhile, also on Sunday, in a Sol Plaatje Local Football Association Masters League fixture played at Donkerhoek Field Force played to a 4-all draw against opponents, Colville Masters, with all the goals coming in the second half.

Giddy van Rooyen