40 min

Remember When... Manning Rangers achieved the impossible‪?‬ Remember When... with Andile Ndlovu

    • Arts

In the inaugural season of the Castle Premier League (now known as the DStv Premiership), Gordon Igesund led Manning Rangers to the impossible dream: the league winners title. Previous winners of the league (then known as the National Soccer League First Division) included Cape Town Spurs, Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs, and Mamelodi Sundowns - and the smart bet on the winner of the newly established competition would have been one of those clubs. But it was to be the team which had finished 12th in the season prior, which would shock all and sundry. 

How did they do it? 

George Koumantarakis, the man whose 17 goals helped Chatsworth-based Manning Rangers clinch the title that season, recalls how it all unfolded.

HOW TO REACH ME:

Email: andile.1987@gmail.com

Twitter: @vida15

Instagram: @phuckyoairbrush

In the inaugural season of the Castle Premier League (now known as the DStv Premiership), Gordon Igesund led Manning Rangers to the impossible dream: the league winners title. Previous winners of the league (then known as the National Soccer League First Division) included Cape Town Spurs, Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs, and Mamelodi Sundowns - and the smart bet on the winner of the newly established competition would have been one of those clubs. But it was to be the team which had finished 12th in the season prior, which would shock all and sundry. 

How did they do it? 

George Koumantarakis, the man whose 17 goals helped Chatsworth-based Manning Rangers clinch the title that season, recalls how it all unfolded.

HOW TO REACH ME:

Email: andile.1987@gmail.com

Twitter: @vida15

Instagram: @phuckyoairbrush

40 min

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