In a thrilling display of skill and determination, the 21st edition of the Hon. Nguna Cup reached a crescendo with the quarter-finals of the Ladies Category.
The matches, held at various arenas, showcased the prowess and resilience of the participating teams, the TCD SPORT TEAM REPORTS.
The Nguni Sirens set the tone for the quarter-finals with an impressive 5-0 victory over the Wikivuva Ladies, demonstrating their dominance on the field. Meanwhile, the clash between Mumbuni Queens and Ajax Mathunzini was a closely contested battle, with Mumbuni Queens emerging victorious with a 2-1 scoreline.
One of the most nail-biting encounters of the day unfolded between Riverbanks Talents and Kairungu Starlets. The match ended in a goalless draw, pushing the teams into a penalty shootout. Kairungu Starlets held their nerve, securing a 4-3 victory on penalties and securing their spot in the semi-finals.
In another quarter-final showdown, Kitumbi Starlets displayed their attacking prowess, securing a convincing 3-0 win over Nzeluni, earning them a well-deserved place in the next stage of the competition.
As the dust settled on the quarter-finals, four teams emerged as the triumphant contenders for the coveted Nguna Cup in the Ladies Category. Nguni Sirens, Mumbuni Queens, Kitumbi Starlets, and Kairungu Starlets solidified their places in the semi-finals, each eyeing the prestigious title.
The stage is now set for the semi-finals, scheduled to take place on the 2nd of December at Migwani AIC Primary School. Football enthusiasts and supporters alike eagerly anticipate the intense matchups that will unfold, as these teams strive to outplay and outscore their opponents on the path to championship glory.
The Hon. Nguna Cup continues to captivate fans, providing a platform for female footballers to showcase their talents and compete at the highest level. The journey towards crowning the 21st edition’s champion promises more excitement and drama, as the teams gear up for the upcoming battles on the road to victory.