A late goal gave the hosts a deserved 1-0 win in what turned out to be a thrilling game for both teams and the spectators.
HUNGRY Lions FC came out on top in the highly anticipated soccer match between the Northern Cape side and Uthongathi FC in a Motsepe Foundation Championship game played at Windhoek Draught Park in Kimberley on Saturday.
A late goal gave the hosts a deserved 1-0 win in what turned out to be a thrilling game for both teams and the spectators. Hungry Lions, after all, are known for their aggressive attacking style and had been training hard for the match, and on Saturday it paid off handsomely.
Right from the start, the Lions took control of the ball and started their relentless attacks with their players moving swiftly and confidently up the field, leaving the Uthongathi defenders struggling to keep up. The crowd was on their feet, cheering as Hungry Lions came close to scoring several times.
Despite Uthongathi’s efforts to defend their goal, Hungry Lions continued to push forward. Their passes were precise and their footwork was impressive, but Uthongathi fought back hard, launching their own attacks that occasionally put the Lions on the defensive.
The game became a back-and-forth battle with both teams demonstrating their impressive skills.
As the second half progressed, the intensity of the game increased, and the hosts remained determined to score. With the clock ticking down, they continued to attack, but Uthongathi’s defence held strong, and it seemed that the game would end in a draw.
However, Hungry Lions had one final trick up their sleeves. In the dying minutes of the game, they managed to wear down the visitors’ defence and score what turned out to be the winning goal that left the Uthongathi team and their supporters devastated. The hometown supporters erupted in cheers as the Hungry Lions celebrated their hard-earned victory.
Both teams had played an impressive game, but it was Hungry Lions’ in-your-face attacking strategy that proved to be the difference.
The spectators were treated to a fantastic game of soccer, and the Hungry Lions had once again shown that they are a force to be reckoned with.