The Idas Valley community in Stellenbosch were treated to a spectacle of football when Global United FC took on a Cape Legends side on May 27.
GUFC is an international, non-profit dedicated to protecting the environment and raises awareness of climate change issues since its inception in 2011. More than 500 former and partly active professional football players, coaches and referees from all over the world are regularly engaged in charity matches and individual projects in endangered or more uncommon locations.
Turning out for the GUFC side were a host of former Bafana Bafana players, including Brian Baloyi, Fabian McCarthy, David Kannemeyer, Tebogo Langerman, Cyril Nzama, Tyren Arendse, Brent Carelse and captain Matthew Booth. The side also included former Wimbledon, Manchester City, Chelsea and Everton left-back Terry Phelan.
The Cape Legends side, coached by Stellenbosch FC's Steve Barker, included the likes of Mark Mayambela, Erwin Isaacs, Thando Mngomeni, Edries Burton, Jean-Marc Ithier and Ryan Botha, amongst others.
It was an end-to-end game not short on crunching challenges and competitiveness, with the Legends eventually emerging 3-2 winners.
You can watch highlights of the game below ...