[cape_town] - Local under-12 team beat Europe's best to Man United Cup

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The group is expected to return to a rapturous welcome at Cape Town International Airport at 10am today.

The 14 players have shown that South African soccer teams can fly their country's flag high by beating highly-rated overseas teams.

The team won the prestigious tournament over the Easter weekend in Manchester, said the Queens Park Football Club under-8 and under-12 teams coach Suleiman Ismail.

“I was amazed and over the moon when I heard that they had won the tournament, because playing in the Manchester United Cup is a big thing in Europe.”

Queens Park Football Club treasurer Nico Bester said that besides having to go straight into their first match after landing in Manchester, the players had faced a number of hurdles before flying to England....

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