recognized another high-grade performance by Prokop Mottl
in attack, before updating on José Luiz Velho
's condition. "Velho hasn't torn anything, very fortunately. He will be out for about a week."
As for Eagles Santana, who currently lead III.8 - with a perfect point record, like Grilled - ahead of reigning Consolation Cup holders p0wer station, Noubaryan saw the makings of a future national powerhouse. "They have a strong footballing identity about them. If they can raise more good trainees to meld in, they will be a force to be reckoned with."
It was Farmer Bunnies and Grilled International's turns to visit Africa, with the Buns battering South African third division Hluhluwe Rhinos by the same result. Irish expat Victor O'Hare gave the Rhinos the lead with a sleek dribble after six minutes, but they were thereafter taken to the cleaners by Ibrahim Zahran Al-Maashany
, who completed a hat-trick in the 78th.
would score too with a neat first-time half-volley, but he would mirror Velho's injury woes eventually, having to come off in the second half for a bad quadriceps pull. Thankfully, there was no permanent damage done.
Lastly, there would be a no-show by former Nigeria Consolation Cup holders Imperial Nigerius for International, who therefore had to play an affiliated local team. It remained a fair workout, with Osertz Indurain
and Hardi bin Besar
recording braces in a 6-0. German teen Tibor Atzenhain
was creative, but faded quickly as he tried to do too much, too soon.