Dihlabeng Football Challenge promises action

2015-12-16 06:00
THE Super Eagles Football Club is the defending champion of the annual Dihlabeng Challenge Trophy. Photo: Supplied

THE Super Eagles Football Club is the defending champion of the annual Dihlabeng Challenge Trophy. Photo: Supplied

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BOHLOKONG. – The Dihlabeng Local Football Association (DLFA) will be hosting its 5th annual Dihlabeng Football Challenge.

The tournament will start on Saturday (19/12) and the final is expected to be played on 2 January 2016.

The tournament is open to all senior men’s clubs who are members of the Dihlabeng Local Football Association who participate in different South African Football Association (Safa) tournaments.

The tournament will be played similar to the Fifa World Cup format with group stages.

The 2015-‘16 season will see 65 clubs with more than 1 600 players participating in Bethlehem, Clarens, Fouriesburg, Paul Roux, Rosendal and surrounding farms.

All the stadiums in each town will be used for preliminary matches and in Bethlehem, Baken Park will be used.

The final match in February will be played at the Clarens Stadium.

The Super Eagles Football Club (FC) from Bethlehem, who are campaigning in the ABC Motsepe League, is the current champion and defender of the Dihlabeng Challenge Trophy.

The prizes to be won include R10 000 for the winner with the floating trophy and a replica to keep, gold and silver medals, a set of jerseys for the top five clubs and individual trophies for players.

There will be friendly matches between ex-professional players and the DLFA team managers to entertain the crowds in the various stadiums.

One match during the tournament will be a send-off to Piet Mzizi, who is retiring after 20 years of active refereeing in the DLFA.

According to Maseru Mphati, chairperson of the DLFA, the tournament forms part of their football development programme.

The football development programme will also keep young people positively active during this festive season, which is notorious for alcohol consumption.

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