Castle Academy Superstars outsmart Amatuks in a friendly match

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The Castle Academy SuperStars beat PSL side AmaTuks 1 – 0 in their 3rd game is a series of friendly matches planned against PSL and NFD sides.
The match which was played in four quarters of 30 minutes each took place at the University of Pretoria Sports Campus this morning, 26 January.
AmaTuks keeper, Washington Arubi was tested a few times by the Castle Academy SuperStars in the first quarter and he also managed to save a penalty taken by the lanky University of North West Vaal Campus defender, Sifiso Nkosi. While Dylan O’ Brian got the only goal in the 3rd quarter of the 120 minutes match.
One of the objectives of the campaign is to give the top players who ply their skills for teams in the 30 000 strong SAB League, the largest SAFA-backed senior football development programme, as well as Varsity football, an opportunity to be tested against professional teams, and to put their talent on display to the coaches and scouts of those teams.
This was the second win for the Castle Academy SuperStars, having beaten NFD side Highlands Park 5 – 2 in their first friendly match, and suffering a 2 -1 loss to the Mamelodi Sundowns Diski Challenge team this past Saturday.
AmaTuks coach, Sammy Troughton is impressed with the quality of the players in the Castle Academy.
“Some of these boys have a bright future ahead of them, I saw a few who have the ability to play for NFD sides and maybe one or two who have the potential to play at the higher level. Its projects like this that show that there is enough talent in the country. It is a good initiative by Castle Lager, giving talented youngsters and opportunity to get their big break,” Troughton said.
Troughton was also pleased with the challenge the Castle Academy Superstars team gave his players, as AmaTuks are preparing for their first league match in 2015 against Chippa United when domestic league resumes in February.

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