African bank tournament

Upbeat schools coaches fancies their chances


Nie Cele

Buoyant coaches believe their school teams have what it takes to win gold medals in the upcoming newly launched African Bank U18 Football Challenge.

Speaking to EJN on the sidelines after the launch and draw held at the UJ Soweto Campus.BopheloImpilo Secondary School Coach, LefaMoselane told this reporter that this is going to be a toughest test for his boys given that they are in the same group with their rival Clapham High School.

“On our side we are prepared, it is a big stage for the boys, but we are ready for it.”

Eugene Radebe, Coach of Emshukantambo Secondary in Pimvile Soweto, said,  their group teams are a closed book.

“We are used to big stage tournaments. We will take the field fully prepared. A big stimulus for us is that we have also qualified for KMotsepe tournament. These games will serve as a good preparation for us,” said Radebe.

On the Girls segment, Rosina Sedibane, Coach, GaeLephalo, urged fans to come in their numbers to watch this Tshwane outfit play football like their boys counterparts.

“We are going to play matches of our lives,” She said.

Mito Matole, Dr BW Vilakazi coach said, “This tournament is an open good opportunity for girls to play soccer. The finest thing is to feature girls.”

Kick off for these matches is today at  AW Muller Stadium at the UJ Bunting Road Campus in Milpark.

Group A Boys segment          Group A Girls segment

Esokwazi Secondary                       Dr BW Vilakazi Secondary

Wedela Technical Secondary        Mohloli Secondary

Soshanguve South                           Geluksdal Secondary

LawleyThutoLefa Secondary        LawleyThutoLefa Secondary

Group B Boys                          Group B Girls

Bophelo–Impilo Secondary          Namedi Secondary

Clapham High School                    Winnie Mandela Secondary

Alra Park Secondary                       KatlehoImpumelelo

Dr BW Vilakazi Secondary            Rosina Sedibano

Group C Boys                         Group C Girls

NorkemPark High School           Ekangala Comprehensive

Fumana Secondary School          OE Tambo Secondary

John Deweey Secondary              Magaliesburg Secondary

Eqinisweni Secondary School   Clapham High School

Group D Boys                         Group D Girls             

Emshukantamo Secondary          Phefeni Secondary

General Smuts High Mabopane High

Pretoria Technical High                Alexandra Secondary

Mpumelelo Secondary                 JHB Secondary


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