The teams play in the SAFA Soweto Academy league and to date the U20 are no1, having played 17 games, lost three and won 14. The U17 are no 3, played 17 games, lost 6 and won 11 games and U13 are at no 11, played 3, lost 3 games and no wins. They are still finding their feet in the league as they joined late. Our U15 has been incorporated to the U17 due to an insufficient number of players to make a team. We continue to motivate the players on and off the field. We have played and beaten Kaizer Chiefs Development.
• SHUMBA Football Development has won the Soweto Football Association Academy League U20 Division in their first season in the league for the 2014 season.
• Our latest win for U20 is against Orlando Pirates Development
• Zwelihle Zungu selected for SA National under17 team to play in the Zone Six tournament in Zimbabwe
Highlights of the 2013 Season
We played a total number of 16 games in the last season for the league, Won 14, Lost 1 and Drew 1. An opportunity of participating in a tournament in Spain for December 2013 was presented but due to financial constraints the team could not go to this tournament. We received a sponsorship from Putco Bus Company and Fabkop – TFM Manufacturing. A number of friendly games were played for practice and to keep fit. We participated in the cup final and lost the game 2-1 to Waterstone Academy. It was a good season for the boys and the team continues to grow. We played Kaizer Chiefs Development and Wits Development as well.
Latvia U19 Tournament
The team had an opportunity of being invited to play in a Challenge Cup in Latvia from the 23 May – 01 June 2014. This invitation couldn’t be honoured due to a lack of funds.
Spain U17 Tournament
The U17 had an opportunity to travel to Spain to play against the best of the best in a tournament scheduled for the 28 June – 6 July 2014. The tournament couldn’t be honoured due to lack of funds.