The Chairman's Corner
Good day to the Galaxy, haven't written anything in a while but have always posted new information on our facebook page. We are almost at the end of our season and i must say the first season in development district league has been tough. But not all is doom and gloom as we are already preparing for the new season.
Some of the challenges we faced this season were those of transport and money as we played all our games at central venues, meaning we had to travel about 3 km or more every weekend with our different divisions. But we hope things will get better in the new season as this has taken a great financial toll on the team and players alike.
Needless to say we have lost a number of players from our senior team in their off season as they went looking for greener pastures, but we remain committed to unearthing and developing young and raw talent in and around Soshanguve.
Thank you for your support.
Chairman: T Nemanashe
Sunday, 19 May 2013
The Chairman's Corner
Good day to the Galaxy, after not writing anything in the past two weeks i now again find myself giving you something to cheer about. We have collected some valuable points in the matches played since then and i must say the commitment being shown by both players and technical stuff has been superb. Though financially we are struggling we have managed to put together a very competitive team for the league.
Last week in very difficult circumstances our senior team beat Khensani by two goals to one playing with only 12 players all in all. This has been the story of the Galaxy as no matter what the circumstance is, we always strive to do our best to achieve our goals. This weekend so the senior team again collecting maximum points against Roman Stars AKA Amie Joe by beating them 3-2 at Block P in what coach Masala says was a tough match. Well done to our boys as they are now number 5 on the log with 6 wins and 18 points.
Our U19 were off last week so they only got to play their fifth game this week against a tough Eddie Sport who have also not lost a match. I was watching that particular match and i must say we could have won it by maybe 3 goals to one, but drawing 1 all was also a good result as it means we stay unbeaten in that division as well after four wins and a draw. The team is doing well and i hope they continue with the good work instead of getting complacent.
The Under 13 on the other hand is a team that one could say it is still in the gelling state and results will not mean much at this point. Regardless of that point the boys have also collected maximum points in the last two weeks like they senior team. They beat Super Eagles and Makaunyane Sundowns by one goal apiece in matches they could have easily won by more than five goals bar poor decision making. But they are young boys and can only learn and improve with each game.
To all the Galaxy people we are looking at the week ahead with optimism and thank you very much for your support.
Chairman: Thizwihangwi Nemanashe
Sunday, 21 April 2013
Sporting Galaxy U19’s continued with their rich vein of form, carrying on from where they left off last weekend to make two out of two wins.
Galaxy U19’s hammered their Amie Joe counterparts 6-1 to move to six points on the log table as they continue to impress on their debut season.
This is the boys’ second six-goal haul after the clobbered Mabopane Juventas by the same score line last week.
Thendo Tsomele’s double as well as a goal apiece from ThusoMasotha, Khutso Malaka, Phehello Ravele and Sibusiso Masango secured a win Galaxy.
Coach Nkateko ‘Drogba’ Moyana expressed his delight in the performance of his charges and added that he was impressed by the way they carried the momentum from the first game.
“We had a great game, our boys are getting confident game by game and the improvement is visible. However we still have to improve on how we defend set-pieces but overall we played great,” said Moyana.
Thursday, 18 April 2013
Greetings yet again to the Galaxy faithful, we had a decent weekend as we won two of our league games. We would have liked to have won all of them but lady luck denied us. It is great to see how the team is coming together with minimum resources we have. The hard work being put in by coaches and players is commendable.
Back to our games, our Saturday game we played against Amie Joe Under 13 with our team ending losers by 3 goals to one. It was our first league game for the young stars and it showed when the nerves got the better of them. They started very well by scoring the opener a minute into the match and I guess over excitement also crept in. But I am expecting a much improved performance from them.
On Sunday I got the pleasure to witness our U19 demolish Mabopane Juventas by 6 goals to 1. Good performance overall with the outstanding Tumelo ”Tuks” Tsomele scoring the team’s first four goals. Our senior team also made us proud by defeating the league’s current number one Invaders by two goals to one. The goals came courtesy of a brace by Itumeleng “Torres” Makgolo.
This weekend we play against K Sporting U13, Amie Joe U19 and K Sporting promotion at Giant Stadium. The U13 game plays at 09H00 Saturday while U19 plays at 10H00 and Promotion at 11H00. All the best to our boys as we go for good performance and maximum points.
Monday, 15 April 2013
Sporting Galaxy seniors continued with their recent found form, cruising to a 2-1 win over Invaders. The win was Galaxy’s third in five matches of the season so far.
The team welcomed back coach Masala Mugaga who missed the 5-3 win over Tshepo Stars due to a family bereavement. They boys hit the ground running and dominated the Invaders throughout the match and came out deserved winners.
Itumeleng "Torres"Makgolo’s brace was enough to secure the in for the senior team as they continue their assault on the log table.
Club CEO Clyde Tlou expressed his happiness in the team and urged them to continue with the good vein of form.
“Its good to see that boys are building up from their last performance against Tshepo Stars. Its important that we take it each game at a time to collect points and this being our first season we are not there to make numbers but to compete,” he said.
Nerves got the better of the Galaxy U13’s as the succumbed to a 3-1 loss to their Amie Joe counterparts in a season opener at the Giant Stadium in Soshanguve.
The boys should have gone to halftime with atleast half a dozen goals but only converted one going to the break on the lead.
“The boys must have thought the game was won but it’s never over till the fat lady sings. Overall we played better than our opponents and should have been leading 4 to zero by half time had we taken our chances. Better luck in the next game” said coach ThizwihangwiDoc Strezz Nemanashe
The team’s goal came from Casuel “Hima” Msiza who has opened his account and hopefully he will add more to that.
Sporting Galaxy U19’s made their league debut in fine style, sending a strong message to all the teams by giving Mabopane Juventas a 6-1 hiding.
Thendo “Tuks” Tsomele had a blinder banging four goals while Thabo, popularly known as Scara and Sibusiso also known as "Master" got a goal apiece to complete the rout.
The boys showed character and determination from the first to the last whistle and they ran riot over Juventas showing the spirit of ruthlessness that Galaxy instilled in them.
“It was a fair game to watch, it was great to see our boy winning with a high score margin in their first game and commitment was there. Even though I believe we could have scored more than we did, but am happy for them they deserved it.”
“They were the better team on the day and I hope that win has given them motivation that it doesn't matter how long those teams have been in the league because at the end of the day you will be judged according to the way you played, am looking more at success than win,” coach Nkateko ‘Drogba’Moyana said after the win.
This being the league opener the boys should build on it as they go all out for our target, the league title.
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Greetings to all Galaxy faithfuls, this past weekend saw us playing away with our junior divisions on Saturday. We visited Happy Swallows at Block GG where we played against their Under 13, 17 and 19.
U13 we lost the match by four goals to one, whilst at U17 we beat them by four goals to nil. Under 19 lost by three goals to nil. Under 17 also did well to come back from behind to beat Blackpool by four goals to three after trailing two nil at Block WW this Monday.
A below par performance by our Under 13 as they played like they had seen a ghost. Some of the players will need to grow a heart of steel if they are to challenge for honours in the league. It was therefore not lack of skill but lack of courage that saw them lose by that margin.
Our Under 17 played the best football on the day as they converted the chances they had even though they were playing against very rough opponents (Happy Swallows). In their second match they did well to come back from behind and win but conceded very soft goals.
With our Under 19 one is still asking themselves questions as to how we lost to Happy Swallows as we dominated the game in terms of scoring chances and possession. Maybe it was an issue of tactical discipline when it came to defending as we kept on chasing our poles when under attack. But this all can be corrected moving forward.
I am glad to say our senior team did well on Sunday in their fourth league game against Tshepo Stars at Giant stadium. They beat them by 5 goals to 3 as they showed their fighting spirit coming back from a 3-1 deficit. Congratulations to David Lekota for scoring the team’s first official hatrick. So we can say now we have won two games out of four with a game in hand.
Last but not least, condolences to our senior team Head Coach Masala Mugaga on losing his nephew Karabo. We buried him this past Tuesday and may his soul rest in peace.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
The Sporting Galaxy seniors recorded their second league win beat Tshepo Stars 5-3 in a tightly contested game at Giant Stadium on Sunday.
The boys showed character as they held their nerve to hold on to the lead which sees them move to six points from four matches.
A hatrick from David Lekota as well as a goal each from Nkube ‘Scara’ Setshedi and Freedom was enough to seal a memorable win in the absence of coach Masala Mugaga.
Bapela was in charge of the team following Mugaga’s absence as he had to attend a family bereavement.
“It’s a good win indeed, we just need to work on our defence to avoid conceding goals. Above all the team has done well on its debut season with 50 percent record and hopefully the boys will become more consistent,” said the Club CEO Clyde Tlou
The boys will go to their next game with a major boost as they welcome back coach Masala on the bench on Sunday.
Monday, 18 March 2013
The Sporting Galaxy seniors were unlucky to lose their second defeat of the season this time in the hands of Mike One Stars.
Despite controlling the game all round the boys fell to a 2-1 defeat away from home. Galaxy scored first through Stanley Mphakawe early in the first half but the host equalized and went on to win through freekicks.
Head coach Masala Mugaga believes they boys did well and there were just unlucky to concede late and lose the game.
“I think the game was fine because we managed to score first,” he said.
“The second half was no different story, we dominated them and they got two setpieces which they scored. Overrally am happy that they never broke through our defense and our keeper never got to make any saves throughout, something which maybe led to him conceding” Mugaga said.
The boys will look to redeem themselves in their next game at home.
Friday, 15 March 2013
This is the first ever chairman’s column of Sporting Galaxy Football Club, and I would like to start with warm greetings to all. As we start the new season with the Soshanguve and District Football Association(SODIFA), we plan to establish ourselves as a force to be reckoned with from the senior team down to the juniors.
Our mission is to develop the best football players and human beings in Soshanguve through proper nurturing of talent from a young age.
Being based in a disadvanted area like Soshanguve Block L means we have to make do with limited resources and infrastructure. But with our commitment, dedication, hard work and discipline we should be able to produce future professionals and leaders of our community through football. The team will serve as an inspiration to the community and its young children who could have been lost to drug and alcohol abuse amongst other ill characters of the society.
So far we have played two games in the league with our senior team. We lost our first game by four goals against two to Amie Joe whilest we beat Makaunyane Santos by two goals to nil in our second game. For a new team this is not a bad start as we are trying to find our footing in the new environment.
The second game I attended as I wanted to see how we are doing when it comes to actual play. We could have won by several goals if our finishing matched our in-field play, but nonetheless our overall play was good though there is still much room for improvement.
This weekend we play at Kgotlelelang in Block TV against Mike One Stars on Sunday at 11h00. As the chairman I am expecting a better performance than our previous one as Mike One are seasoned campaigners in this league. Three points of every match are crucial and I wish the boys all the best as they head on to that match. Our junior divisions will also play friendlies as we await the finalisation of paper work with the association.
Monday, 11 March 2013
Sporting Galaxy seniors finally recorded their first league win on the debut season beating Makaunyane FC 2-0 at Basco Stadium in Block FF, Soshanguve in Pretoria on Sunday.
The boys bounced back in fine style from their 4-2 loss in the season opener and dominated Makaunyane from the first to the last whistle. Phillip Maluleke's brace ensured maximum points as the team put the bodies on the line to seal a good win.
“We played a good game but our problem was that we were not releasing the ball quick to the next player available. The opponents employed a man marking strategy which forced my fullbacks to stay back. When I told my fullback to overlap he scored a brace. The introduction of Sifiso, Awelani and Tshepo gave us the edge as we managed to put the opponents under pressure” coach Masala said after the game.
The team was also unveiling its new kit that got the players and fans mesmerized by the flamboyant Soshanguve boys.
Thabo Sebidi praised the team's character and also shared his excitement with regards to the brand new jersey that the club played in.
"It was a great game, Wow plus we ,we opening a new jersey wow! It was a great day, thanks for that jersey much appreciated . It rocks next time bring cameras," Sebidi said on the club's official Facebook Page
Thursday, 28 February 2013
The Sporting Galaxy Senior team made their league debut with a 4-2 loss to Amie Joe at the Giant Stadium on Sunday 24 February 2013.
Goals from the pair of midfielder Stanley Mphakawe and defender Fhulufhelo Sikhipha were not enough to secure victory for us.
They boys played their hearts out but were unlucky to conceed two penalties that resulted in goals and defeat in the hands of the league's seasoned campaigners.
One of the senior players apologised to the Galaxy fans and management for the loss and promised that they will bounce back in fine style as the league is a marathon.
"Our apologies as part of senior team ,we promise that the next game will go all out ,will do our best , we still got a lot to do, will make u proud of us ,not long but short. Our couch (Steward Baxter, Masala ) knows what his doing will be like Amakhosi ,in no time," Thabo Sebidi said on the club's Facebook page.
The Galaxy Snr. will look to bounce back this Sunday when they play their second match of the season.