Here are a collection of pictures, the funny moments, the tense and I guess we could
could call it A-Day-in-the-life-of-Manning-Rangers :-)
The Battle of Loftus : Top of the League Table clash between Sundowns and Rangers produced a real humdinger with Rangers eventually triumphant both on and off the field. Robbie Milne, closes down Sundowns dangerman Eric Ramasike.
Part of Rangers gameplan was to close down the Sundowns marksmen before they could get momentum. Indeed, Daniel Mudau thought he was gone and away before Mark Davies and even striker Gilbert Mushangazike backtracked to close him down.
And then Sundowns could'nt take it anymore as the pressure spilt off the pitch and Manager Petro Koutalis seemed agitated by Rangers post whistle celebrations. Rangers management are not
averse to standing up either - The Boss, Gordon Igesund, PRO Experience Mngadi and Physio Dougie Sheppherd present a united Rangers front in the face of Koutalis' spittle and fury.
Kerryn Jordan and Gavin Radford soak up some of the sweet victory in the dressing room after the game. Jubilation and victory screams all around as the Sundowns changeroom across the passage was strangely silent except for the rumblings of Ted Dimitru.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ??, No, you *really* dont want to run into coach The Boss after a defeat (vs Pirates) but I'd definately advise for after a good game (vs Sundowns).
Surely the proudest day in the history of Manning Rangers F.C. when we win the inaugural
P.S.L Title. Captain Courageous, Mark Davies and national midfielder, Clinton
Larsen hold the title aloft. We narrowly missed out on the title last season, losing out
to Mamelodi Sundowns.
After our last match of the season, vs Orlando Pirates, at The Stadium Kings Park, we were
awarded with the PSL Trophy. We crowned off the season with a 14 match unbeaten streak.
Manning Rangers, have a knack for producing stars, and SA Under-23 national defender and captain, Percy Molotsane, catches up on some free cellphone minutes on the bus. He is known for not "wasting time", both in soccer and otherwise. :-)
Solo Ndimande undergoes some much needed treatment from the physio before the game. And the uncompromising playing style of the Rangers midfielder keeps the physio always busy :-)
Gilbert Mushangazike, Warren du Pont, Liswa Nduti and Grant Johnson getting pysched up before a game. Its the time to get into
the "huddle" and get the last minute instructions and minds focussed
before heading out into foreign territory.
The Guv'nor, Gordon Igesund, discussing tactics with national defender, Bradley Muir and captain Mark Davies during half-time.
A hot shower is needed to cool down after a tense hard fought draw at the Pam Brink Stadium. With all that soap, I cant make out the shower victim, any ideas?
Rangers players settle down to a supper of steak and chips, hmm, perhaps its their punishment for not getting a win? :-)