Farouk Khan’s Stars Of Africa Academy Wins Pirates Cup

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Farouk Khan’s Stars of Africa Academy claimed all the bragging rights in a highly competitive Pirates Cup on Tuesday afternoon.

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With teams like Orlando Pirates, School of Excellence, UJ, TS Galaxy, Orbit College and Stars of Africa to name a few, the Marks Park sports fields was the place that would crown the Pirates’ Cup’s best u21 side around.

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It was the Mayfair-based outfit that ultimately reigned supreme, beating the surprise package of the tournament in Orbit College in the final.

It took penalties to separate the two sides after the match ended in a goalless draw, with Stars emerging 5-4 winners in a nail-biting shoot-out.

For their efforts, Stars of Africa walked away with the R70 000 prize money, while Orbit pocketed R35 000 as runners-up.

AmaTuks were the winners in the women’s leg of the tournament after defeating the University of Johannesburg in the final.

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