The SA womens and mens Five A Side teams put on a dominant display at the Five A Side World Championship this past weekend, which was hosted at the Fives Futbol in Century City.
The men’s team celebrated a 5-2 victory over a very strong Colombian team in a nail biting final – while the SA women’s team had a home soil Championship victory by beating the
Chinese women’s team 3-2 in extra time. This years championship kicked off at the beginning of the year with over 150,000 players competing in knock out games from 32 countries in a 6 month long qualifying league. 32 Teams from across the world headed to Cape Town to participate in the finals this past weekend.
The Captain of the Orlando Pirates 5-a-side-squad who represented team SA’s Men’s team Jose Garcia, says this is the first time that they competed at this global world tournament and to be crowned as the overall winners is a huge honor.