My big project, Finishing the Ward 4 AMICAALL/Nhlangano Town Council Social Center, the PCPP


Peace Corps Partnership Proposal (PCPP) with the Nhlangano Town Council (NTC)

First application draft submitted Feb, 2011
Approved & Funding Begins on PC website May 17th
Construction started on Oct 24th.
All exterior construction done by Dec 20th.
Grand Opening Jan 5th, 2012
Round 2 of the Funding arrives in early January.
Interior Only Construction Restarts Jan 16th.
Construction all done Feb 16th (minus a million tiny To Do's)
Project Officially Closed May 4th, 2012

Let the children play, learn & be safe.

As of Aug 25th, 2012, I am no longer a PCV, I am now RPCV (Return Peace Corps Volunteer). This blog is my experience in Swaziland between June of 2010 & Aug of 2012. Enjoy.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Game #9 4-4-0 16 Points

So this team does not know how to lose. But there seems like there are times when they don’t know how to win.

I have seen never a game like this one. (well, kind of the in the preseason).
So we started out strong missing several good shots in first 15 minutes. Just before half we get what should have been a goal but they called it offsides, questionable. But a goal called back is always hard. The other team is very weak, but they get a couple of close calls. But the game is all ours. 0-0 Half.

So 2nd half we are shoot out like a barrel, score a goal, referee waves it off on a mystery foul. UGH. UGH. I make a sub that probably wasn’t the right one to make. Our main scorer is literally tackled, not slide tackled which is fair in soccer, but tackled like in American football, to prevent him from a breakaway. The player is given a red card, There is probably 15 minutes left, chaos seems to breakout on the field, players switching position on there own. Another player on the other team is red carded. So it is 9 against 11 and all of sudden the other team is on the attack. What the heck is going on, frankly I still don’t know.

Anyway, we avoid a loss with a 0-0 draw are fourth official and fifth in terms of games played (they took one away from us).

This was pretty much a loss. It probably takes us out of the Swazibank Cup possibilities with only two games left. Anyway, other than the defense actually playing really good for once.

It was terrible.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear that the "tie" drops you out of Swazibank Cup possibilities.
    They should be happy with the "zero" losses!!