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 today.
The Toffees youngsters put in an excellent display against Johannesburg
Secondary who gave a good account of themselves despite the one-sided
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
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
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
Sporting Lisbon 4 (Matheus Pereira, Rafael Barbosa, Lisandro Semedo 2) SAFA
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
Everton 5 (Tyrone Duffus, Calum Dyson, Charley Edge, Liam Walsh, Michael
Dowell) Johannesburg Secondary 0
SuperSport United 0 Atletico Mineiro 0
9.45am: Young Zebras vs Club Tijuana
11am: Everton vs SAFA Sedibeng
12.15pm: Johannesburg Secondary vs Aspire Academy
1.30pm: SuperSport United vs Bridge FC
3pm: Atletico Mineiro vs University of Pretoria
4.30pm: K-Stars vs Sporting Lisbon