GALLANT Fountain Gate Girls pulverised Edendale High School of South Africa with a 7 -1 blitz in the opening game of CAF African Schools Championship in Durban, South Africa on Wednesday.
The voluminous victory placed the sole Tanzanian envoys in a good position to advance.
Their next Group A opponents are Scan Aid.
It is a three-day tournament that started on Wednesday and will climax on April 8th this year.
Besides Tanzania, other nations competing in the event are Morocco, Gambia, Benin, Congo-Brazzaville and Seychelles and hosts South Africa.
As group A for the girl’s team is part of the championship, there is also a men’s team for groups A and B.
For group A the teams are Clapham Secondary High School, Cs Horizon, Ecole Boulawech Bourner, and for group B the teams are Salima Secondary High School, Cs Ben Sekou Sylla, CG Sainte Rita, Royal giants High School.
The victory delighted the owner of the Fountain Gate Academy, Japhet Makau who has recently said his school is committed to representing well the country and East Africa in the event.
Fountain Gate team has been doing well and it has already produced players in the National Women’s team.
The Fountain Gate team is the representative of the East and Central Africa region CECAFA while the other regions are the Union of North African Football (UNAF), West African Football Union (WAFU) of West Africa, and Central African Football Federations’ Union (UNIFFAC) of Central Africa
This proves that the team is well trained as it was closed by the team’s coordinator Kelvin Shaban.
“If we managed to qualify here by beating other secondary schools drawn from different parts of the continent, we believe that we can do the same thing in South Africa and win the championship.
According to available information, a winning team walks away with 300,000 US Dollars , runners-up bag 200,000 US dollars while third-place occupants pocket 150,000 US dollars.