Scoring Big | South Africa's Grannies SoccerTeam

Kim Ludbrook/European Pressphoto AgencyBeyond the Veil| We have a sweet story out of South Africa, days before the soccer stud muffins take center stage. 

The stars of yesterday’s exhibition match honoring the life of Peter Mokaba, an antiapartheid activist, was five-year-old soccer team Vikhegula Vakhegula, a group of 35 women ages 49 to 84. 

The fame of Vikhegula Vakhegula is spreading worldwide, and the ladies will be competing in the Veterans Cup in Lancaster, Mass in July 2010. 

The grannies won their match 8-0. Read on in NYTimes For the Love of Soccer and a Lasting Sisterhood.