04 October 2018 – Although Unitas High School (Free State) recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory over Tshikota (Limpopo) in the last round of the Group A fixtures, their drought in the Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup at national level continued, as they once again failed to make the last four.
In the ongoing 2018 tournament at Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), Pretoria-West campus, they only managed to secure second spot in Group A after acquiring eight points in four matches.
Last year, Unitas also failed to make the semi-finals when they succumbed to table toppers Tshikota by one point after the group stage (round robin) fixtures.
It’s been a heart-breaking mini-era for the newly formed school that was previously known as Harmony High. While they were still known as Harmony, they had an incredible record that saw them win the tournament on three occasions in 2005, 2008 and 2011, while also being two-time runners up.
“Maybe the change of name has brought us bad luck,” said one of the school players with a wry smile.
Meanwhile, both Gauteng teams Clapham High and School of Excellence became the last two teams to join Sibanesihle and John Ramsay in the semi-finals of the competition.
The semi-final matches will be played today, Thursday, beginning at 3pm.
Here are the fixtures:
Sibanesihle vs Clapham
John Ramsay vs School of Excellence