DEVELOPMENT

Ted Dumitru on the Durban Under-19 Tournament

Question to Ted Dumitru: Why such a dismal failure of South African teams at the eLAN Durban Under-19 International Football Tournament? Reply to Sabelo’s Question: Trying to copy wrong youth development models, i.e., the KwaZulu Natal Academy being run according to the very contrasting Portuguese coaching mentality is actually the ‘killing factor’ for South African talent. All those millions invested in that ...

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Santos wins eLAN Durban Under-19 Tournament

Brazilian side Santos were crowned the inaugural champions of the eLAN Durban Under-19 International Football Tournament after defeating Portuguese side Benfica 2-0 in the final at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday night. Their South American rivals Boca Junior from Argentina claimed third with a penalty shoot-out victory over Feyenoord. But the glory belonged to Santos, who claimed the main prize and ...

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Da Gama confident with the readiness of Keyona Team

The dream of playing in front of a packed stadium and live television is slowly edging closer for the Nedbank Ke Yona Team who will be facing the 2014 Nedbank Cup Champions. It has been months of mental and physical training for the Ke Yona stars in preparation for an iconic clash against Orlando Pirates. The team has been hard ...

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Benfica meet Santos in the final

Brazilian giants Santos will take on top Portuguese club SL Benfica in Saturday’s final of the eLAN Durban Under-19 International Football Tournament after both won their semi-final matches at the King Zwelithini Stadium on Thursday. Santos eliminated South American rivals Boca Juniors from Argentina, while Benfica edged past Dutch side Feyenoord. They will now meet at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium in Saturday’s championship ...

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