Dunoon’s Real Brazilians Women’s Football Club will look to bounce back to their winning ways when they face Tafelsig in a Safa Cape Town regional women’s football league fixture at the Dunoon sports complex at the weekend.
The Brazilians did not play last weekend due the ongoing Coke Cup fixtures, however, they are also nursing a 5 – 0 defeat against New Hope at the Nyanga Stadium a fortnight ago.
Tactically, the Brazillians were in control for the most of the game in the opening minutes against New Hope, however, a lack of focus saw their game plan deteriorate, leaving New Hope to bag the three points.
Head coach Zozo Kondlo said the defeat was not a major loss for his team as they are in a rebuilding phase.
Kondlo said the team, which is picking up the pieces following its disappearance over the years since its inception in 2014, has opened a gateway for many female footballers in the area.
He said it’s an opportunity for women living in the area and surrounding areas to strut their stuff on the field with other talented players.
“It’s not so long ago since the club was formed. We’re still building this season. We’ve taken youngsters from all over Dunoon and surrounding areas,” he said.
Kondlo said in the next five years, they hope to get at least one of the players into a professional team, playing in the country’s top league or abroad.
Kondlo said, like any other area, living in Dunoon is not easy, especially for women and girls with everything that’s going on in the country, however football is a tool they can use as a positive distraction from the social ills.
“Football changes people. It’s everything. I urge all the youngsters to come and play football,” he said.
Real Brazilians train from Monday to Friday between 5pm and 7pm at the Dunoon sports complex. For more information, contact coach Kondlo on 073 197 2419.
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