9 March 2018 – The South African leg of Africa’s biggest 5-a-side tournament kicked off at Old Parks Fast Sports Fusion 5-aside Arena this past Saturday. A total of 16 teams from across Gauteng pitched for the opening games, the teams were split into 4 teams of 4 where they battled it out to the semi-finals with the two winning teams of the day going through to the national tournament taking place at the Rand Show from Wednesday 4 – Saturday 7 April 2018.
Munchen Boys managed to secure themselves a place by scoring 6- 2 against the Carlitos making them the champions of the day and the Carlitos runner ups. Both teams will be playing again at the finals.
To stand a chance of winning the South African five-a-side tournament, teams need to compete in one of the remaining five qualifying tournaments being held in the run up to this year’s Rand Show. Entry to the qualifiers costs R1 000.00 per team.
Hailed as Africa’s largest amateur five-a-side football tournament, Castle Africa 5s boasts the ultimate prize with the winners walking away with an all-expenses paid trip to the 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia accompanied by soccer legend Samuel Eto.