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CLAPHAM HIGH SCHOOL AND JABULILE SECONDARY SCHOOL CROWNED GAUTENG SCHOOLS FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS

The inaugural Gauteng Schools Football Champions League has crowned it’s first set of champions, with Clapham High School winning the boys competition and Jabulile Secondary School for the girls.

The culmination of five rounds of games that were played on a bi-weekly basis which began in July 203, the league concluded at Kagiso Sports Complex in Krugersdorp on Tuesday, 20 September 2023.

Both the winning teams, Clapham High School (Tshwane) Jabulile Secondary School (Orange Farm based), performed exceptionally well through-out the competition, having maintained first position from the very beginning to the very end to attain first place gold status as well as earn the R100 000 grand prize, with R50 000 going to each School.

The prestigious Clapham school renowned for producing elite young football players emerged as the male victors with a total of 17 points accumulated. They were followed by Bhukulani Senior Secondary School(Zondi, Soweto) as runners up with 14 and the SAFA Sport School of Excellence (Germiston, Ekurhuleni) and Rosina Sedibane School of Specialization (Laudium, Tshwane) came in joint third place with 13 points each.

Jabulile came out on top of the girls teams with 19 points, whilst Kwadedangendlale Secondary School(Zola,Soweto) managed a second place finish with 16 followed by the Curro Academy (Soshanguve), rounding out the top three with 15 points.

Furthermore, Clapham’s Kgaogelo Monyane was named male player of the tournament, whilst Neo Mafisa from Curro Academy was pronounced as both female player of the tournament as well as top female goal scorer.

The first-of-its-kind league format for School Sports in the country, the tournament featured 16 teams(8 male teams, 8 female teams)of the best-performing schools in football from the School Sports Wednesday league programme in Gauteng.

Implemented by the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation together with the Department of Education and supported by SAFA Gauteng, the programme has helped advance and expose top developing talent from Gauteng schools.

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