Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The Chairman Says...

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

Galaxy too good for Tshepo Stars

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

Galaxy lose to Mike One Stars

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

The Chairman Says...

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

Galaxy Snr. edge past Makaunyane

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