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FUTURE SOCCER STARS TO EMERGE FROM GAUTENG SCHOOLS FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

The much-anticipated conclusion of the inaugural Gauteng Schools Football Champions League takes place this Wednesday, 20 September 2023 in Kagiso, where inaugural winners of the competition will be crowned, along an unprecedented R100 000 cash prize for a school sports competition. 

The first-of-its-kind league format for School Sports in the country, features 16 best-performing schools in football from the School Sports Wednesday league programme. It is 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, thereby improving the advancement of football, whilst also contributing to solving a long cry of lack of sports development in schools.

Going into the final round, at the top of the boys’ log with 16 points is Clapham High School from Tshwane, which has the competition’s current leading goal scorer, Mosa Moloisane, who has scored 6 goals thus far. Bhukulani Senior Secondary School from Soweto (13); the SAFA Sports School of Excellence from Germiston (13) and, Rosina Sedibane School of Specialization from Tshwane (10) round up the top 4 on the log.

Leading the pack with 16 points in the girls’ log is Jabulile Secondary School from Orange Farm who have been the surprise team of the competition. They are followed by Kwadedangendlale (13); Curro Academy (12); and Khanya Lesedi (10).  

With 7 goals, Sanelisiwe Magagula from Kwadedangendlale is the leading goal scorer having helped her team to rally into the second spot on the log.

Meanwhile, the finals will be a jamboree affair with the Arts in Schools programme also featuring. All entertainment will be provided by learners from the programme including a sign language performance of the National Anthem by Sizwile School for the Deaf from Dobsonville, in Soweto.

Other billed performances include entertainment by a school Jazz Band, Khutlo Tharo Secondary School from Sebokeng and school War Cries throughout the games by various schools from across the WestRand.

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