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<p><strong>By Timmy T Maranda</strong><br />
timgweru@yahoo.com</p>

<p>AFTER a decade of trying to win the championship in the SAB league for Luso Africa, they finally got over the line with six matches to spare. The Club that plays in the SAB SAFA Ekurhuleni league always finished second and third in the log for the past twelve years. This time around their fortunes turned around and clinched the title in style. The owner of the club Joe da Silva said “it’s a dream come true to finally win the league after so many years of disappointment’s finishing second and third respectively in the past twelve years, now the focus to win the playoffs”. We were always falling short in each and every season, but this season in the January transfer window we made a number of quality acquisitions of top players with the PSL experience to guide the youngsters and this decision paid dividends. “We added players like Jose Garcia (Baroka FC) and Gregory Mabena (Kaizer Chiefs) with the PSL experience and these guys helped us to be where we are now,” said Joe da Silva.</p>

<p>In the last match Luso Africa defeated Valentino FC 3-2 and paid sweet revenge for the first-round loss in 28 matches the champions won 24 matches, suffered one defeat to Valentino FC and drawn three matches. Coach Mike Muendane’s side will represent SAFA Ekurhuleni in the promotional playoffs to ABC Motsepe League on the last week of May and first week of June in SAFA Gauteng region. “The mandate of the coach going to the playoffs is to finish in the top two at the playoffs and qualify for the Gauteng ABC Motsepe League next season. With the squad, we have no reason why we can’t get promoted,” said Joe da Silva. On Wednesday Luso Africa host Olympia FC while on Saturday they play their last match of the season with Kempton Park FC at Hattingh Park in Germiston, kick-off at 6pm. #ABCgamechangers</p>
Luso Africa Clinch the SAB Title

By Timmy T Maranda
timgweru@yahoo.com

AFTER a decade of trying to win the championship in the SAB league for Luso Africa, they finally got over the line with six matches to spare. The Club that plays in the SAB SAFA Ekurhuleni league always finished second and third in the log for the past twelve years. This time around their fortunes turned around and clinched the title in style. The owner of the club Joe da Silva said “it’s a dream come true to finally win the league after so many years of disappointment’s finishing second and third respectively in the past twelve years, now the focus to win the playoffs”. We were always falling short in each and every season, but this season in the January transfer window we made a number of quality acquisitions of top players with the PSL experience to guide the youngsters and this decision paid dividends. “We added players like Jose Garcia (Baroka FC) and Gregory Mabena (Kaizer Chiefs) with the PSL experience and these guys helped us to be where we are now,” said Joe da Silva.

In the last match Luso Africa defeated Valentino FC 3-2 and paid sweet revenge for the first-round loss in 28 matches the champions won 24 matches, suffered one defeat to Valentino FC and drawn three matches. Coach Mike Muendane’s side will represent SAFA Ekurhuleni in the promotional playoffs to ABC Motsepe League on the last week of May and first week of June in SAFA Gauteng region. “The mandate of the coach going to the playoffs is to finish in the top two at the playoffs and qualify for the Gauteng ABC Motsepe League next season. With the squad, we have no reason why we can’t get promoted,” said Joe da Silva. On Wednesday Luso Africa host Olympia FC while on Saturday they play their last match of the season with Kempton Park FC at Hattingh Park in Germiston, kick-off at 6pm. #ABCgamechangers

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