Plenty of action on the second day of the 2013 Future Champions Gauteng international tournament

Johannesburg, Tuesday, 26th March 2013 – English side Everton produced the result of the day when they defeated local team Johannesburg Secondary 5-0 on day two of the 2013 Future Champions Gauteng at the Nike Football Training Centre in Pimville, Soweto, on Tuesday.

The Toffees youngsters put in an excellent display against Johannesburg Secondary who gave a good account of themselves despite the one-sided score-line.

Everton’s goals were shared among Tyrone Duffus, Calum Dyson, Charley Edge, Liam Walsh and Michael Dowell in what was a mature performance from the Merseyside team.

Sporting Lisbon continued their fine start to the competition with a 4-0 win over SAFA Sedibeng. The Portuguese giants had won by the same margin in their opener on Monday.

Lisandro Semedo scored another brace to move to the top of the goal-scorers charts, with further strikes from Matheus Pereira and Rafael Barbosa.

SAFA Sedibeng now cannot make the semi-finals, but Sporting will need just a point from their final pool match on Wednesday against Zambia’s K-Stars to advance.

K-Stars lost their fixture on Tuesday when they went down 2-0 to Qatar’s Aspire Academy. Muaz al Abdien, his second of the tournament, and Yousef Balan were on the score-sheet.

Aspire will have to better Everton’s result against SAFA Sedibeng on Wednesday when they take on Johannesburg Secondary in their final pool match to overhaul the English side in top spot in the pool.

Botswana’s Young Zebras and Nigerian outfit Bridge FC played to a 1-1 draw in their tussle. Oarabile Matlapeng netted for Zebras, but Waris Aroworowon was on the score-sheet for the West Africans.

Mexican side Club Tijauna bounced back from their opening day defeat to beat local side University of Pretoria 3-0. Daniel Gomez, Jesus Valenzuela and Edgar Godinez all scored for Tijuana.

Young Zebras must beat Tijuana in their clash on Wednesday and hope that AmaTuks lose to have any chance of advancing from the pool.

The final game of the day saw defending champions Atletico Mineiro held to a 0-0 draw by SuperSport United. The South Africans gave as good as they got and were perhaps unfortunate not to come away with more from the game.

SuperSport lead this pool on goal-difference, with Atletico to face University of Pretoria in their final game on Wednesday and SuperSport taking on Bridge FC.

The top teams in each of the groups advance to the semifinals, with the other sides playing off for positions five to 12. The final of the competition will be held on Saturday.

Boca Juniors from Argentina were crowned champions in 2009, with Chinese side Shandong Luneng victors in 2010. Atletico Mineiro were the first Brazilian winners when they triumphed in 2011 and then repeated that success last year.


Sporting Lisbon 4 (Matheus Pereira, Rafael Barbosa, Lisandro Semedo 2) SAFA Sedibeng 0
Aspire Academy 2 (Muaz al Abdien, Yousef Balan) K-Stars 0
Young Zebras 1 (Oarabile Matlapeng) Bridge FC 1 (Waris Aroworowon)
Club Tijuana 3 (Daniel Gomez, Jesus Valenzuela, Edgar Godinez) University of Pretoria 0
Everton 5 (Tyrone Duffus, Calum Dyson, Charley Edge, Liam Walsh, Michael Dowell) Johannesburg Secondary 0
SuperSport United 0 Atletico Mineiro 0


09.45 Young Zebras vs Club Tijuana
11.00 Everton vs SAFA Sedibeng
12.15 Johannesburg Secondary vs Aspire Academy
13.30 SuperSport United vs Bridge FC
15.00 Atletico Mineiro vs University of Pretoria
16.30 K-Stars vs Sporting Lisbon


ÂSporting Lisbon (Portugal) Â2 Â2 Â0 Â0 Â8 Â0 Â6
ÂK-Stars (Zambia) Â2 Â1 Â0 Â1 Â2 Â3 Â3
ÂSAFA Sedibeng (SA) Â2 Â0 Â0 Â2 Â1 Â6 Â0
ÂEverton (England) Â2 Â1 Â1 Â0 Â6 Â1 Â4
ÂAspire Academy (Qatar) Â2 Â1 Â1 Â0 Â3 Â1 Â4
ÂJo’burg Sec. School (SA) Â2 Â0 Â0 Â2 Â0 Â9 Â0
ÂClub Tijuana (Mexico) Â2 Â1 Â0 Â1 Â3 Â2 Â3
ÂUniversity of Pretoria (SA) Â2 Â1 Â0 Â1 Â1 Â3 Â3
ÂYoung Zebras (Botswana) Â2 Â0 Â1 Â1 Â1 Â2 Â1
ÂSuperSport United (SA) Â2 Â1 Â1 Â0 Â2 Â0 Â4
ÂAtletico Mineiro (Brazil) Â2 Â1 Â1 Â0 Â2 Â1 Â4
ÂBridge FC (Nigeria) Â2 Â0 Â1 Â1 Â2 Â3 Â1


Matches played: 12
Goals scored: 31
Biggest victory: Everton 5 Jo’burg Secondary School 0
Most goals in a game: 5 – Everton 5 Jo’burg Secondary School 0


4 – Lisandro Semedo (Sporting Lisbon)

2 – Muaz al Abdien (Aspire Academy), Calum Dyson (Everton), Guilherme (Atletico Mineiro), Matheus Pereira (Sporting Lisbon),

1 – Waris Aroworowon (Bridge FC), Yousef Balan (Aspire Academy), Rafael Barbosa (Sporting Lisbon), Lacksom Bwalya (K-Stars), Kenny Chungu (K-Stars), Michael Dowell (Everton), Tyrone Duffus (Everton), Charley Edge (Everton), Edgar Godinez (Club Tijuana), Daniel Gomez (Club Tijuana), Mandla Grantsana (SAFA Sedibeng), Lucas Jamanca (Sporting Lisbon), Marcel Luck (SuperSport United), Oarabile Matlapeng (Young Zebras), Dikgang Ngcobo (University of Pretoria), Adebowale Ojo (Bridge FC), Jesus Valenzuela (Club Tijuana), Liam Walsh (Everton), Kwanele Zulu (SuperSport United)

  • We had a wonderful football and cultural experience in Gauteng. The tournament and activities were very well organized and we found everyone involved extremely helpful and accommodating. We have all returned home with fantastic memories of our time in South Africa, both on and off the pitch, and have made many new friends as a result of the trip. I hope that we are invited to participate in future tournaments.

    Everton Academy Head Coach
  • The experience both on and off the field for our players during the Future Champions tournament in Gauteng was life-enriching for all those who participated. We were privileged enough to win this edition but what will be bringing us back in future is the cross-cultural education our players receive from spending time with athletes from all over the world. They are human beings before they are football players and enriching them with other cultures is as rewarding as the experience they receive on the field.

    Club Tijuana Director of Football
  • After twenty years of experiencing tournaments around the globe, Future Champions is hands down the best organized, well run International Tournament we have ever participated in. Bringing teams from dozens of different countries provided our boys exposure to cultural diversity they only read about in textbooks. It’s amazing how sport can be the cultural link that provides the opportunity to interact with each other and discover that our global community is a bit smaller than they realized. We had a football and cultural experience that will be cherished for the rest of our lives.

    Director of USYSA Select
  • For us to compete in Future Champions is much more than playing a series of matches. It is an opportunity to compete and contrast our level against the best teams from around the world and the possibility of living in another culture and environment for an unforgettable week, learning about the history of the fight for human rights.

    Director of Aspire Academy
  • The addition of a girls’ competition this year is a natural expansion for what has become a hugely popular event. Over and above the football, the players are also exposed to life-skills courses and HIV/AIDS awareness that could end up saving their lives in the future. We have had an amazing partnership with the Gauteng Province over the last decade and we thank each and every stakeholder for making the Future Champions Gauteng campaign such a huge success

    Tournament director