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Cameroon clinches three-team tourney


A lot of spectators came out to witness the festive season break tournament in Gong Gong

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Cameroon took the honours in a three-team friendly soccer tournament when they beat Barkly West’s Chicken Inn in the final taking the match 5-3 on penalties.

The tournament was played at the Gong Gong open fields on Sunday.

This was the second tournament Cameroon won on the road during the festive break. The week before they beat the giants of Roodepan Pes Porto 5-4 also on penalties at the Roodepan grounds.

At Sunday’s tournament by half-time neither team had managed to score and they were locked at 0-0. By the end of regulation time each team had scored a goal and the final whistle blew with the score 1-1, and the match went to penalties.

Chicken Inn was a beneficiary of a lucky draw to get to the final as they were the third team and did not have to play the eliminator game, whereas Cameroon, on the other hand, had to play in the eliminator as well as the subsequent final.

Cameroon went on the warpath in the eliminator against an invitation XI from the Gong Gong football fraternity, beating the invitation side 5-4 on penalties after they had drawn 1-1 at full time.

A Cameroon team member who spoke to the DFA said a lot of spectators came out to witness the festive season break tournament in Gong Gong. This was also a chance for Cameroon to give their three new acquisitions as well as a coach a run on the pitch.

Cameroon signed on Sidney “Mabara” Norman as coach. Norman was last attached to the “Colville Glamour Boys” Saints FC.

Meanwhile, the Kimberley soccer fraternity is mourning the death of Randjie Kok (84) a former Beaconsfield Wanderers football player, who played during the late 1960s. He died at home on Monday a relative said.

The details of his funeral will be announced later.

Giddy van Rooyen