Its game on for Red Bull soccer tournament

Its game on for  Red Bull soccer tournament

Nie  Cele

Scintillating  and high octane soccer matches will be at full display at  the Dorothy Nyembe Park, Dobsonville Soweto this Saturday, thanks to Red Bull Kasi Cup.

 This is the first instalment tourney recently launched in Bryanston.

Organisers have described it as a tournament that celebrates Kasi Football Talent.

Four champion teams that have won tournaments around Gauteng are expected   face off for an earth shattering  prize money and a coveted trophy in what is going to be a humdinger matches.

Zak Park will face off with Snack FC, While Jan Malombo will lock horns with Gibos River Park FC.

At the launch, Players Agent Jazzman Mahlakgane, told this publication that the idea behind this tournament is to take players from the dust straight to overseas clubs.

“It is a mission possible. We want to change the livelihood of these kids and take their families out of shackles of poverty.”

Tshepo Mashishi, Regional Sports Marketing manager for Puma, also echoed the same sentiment arguing that as a brand they are happy to be part of this tournament,

Siphiwe Tshabala, Red Bull Ambassador for the Tournament and Former Kaizer Chiefs player told this reporter on the sidelines that this a special tournament that gives raw players a chance to showcase their talent locally and overseas.

“It’s a unique tournament that will give players a chance to play abroad at an early age because most of these youngsters are denied such opportunities due to socio economic conditions such as flights expenses. Such a platform will surely give them a lifetime opportunities.”

Sthembiso Zungu, Club owner of Zak Park, issued a stern warning to teams participating in the tournament.

“My boys are going to win this tournament. It’s a foregone conclusion in the township football that any substantial prize money that is on offer in any competition belongs to us. We have done it several times in the past,” Zungu pointed.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Red Bull scouts  will pick five exceptional players to try out for the Salzburg FC; Red Bull’s Austrian football club.
  • Winners of the tournament will walk home with R100 000.

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