Build It Soccer Tourney set to attract large crowds

2017-01-25 06:01
Build It Regional Manager, Angelo Swartz. Photo: SELBY MADIKANE

Build It Regional Manager, Angelo Swartz. Photo: SELBY MADIKANE

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BUILD It Zonal U-13 Soccer Tournament is set to attract large crowds to Gelvandale Grounds when 12 regional teams lock horns on January 28.

The tournament was launched at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on January 17. The zonal teams were divided into four groups, with the tournament starting in a round robin format.

According to SAFA Nelson Mandela Bay Regional President Monde Mhletywa, the group leaders will play in the semi-finals.

Group A consists of Stanford- NEBFA, Sundays River, and Nobuhle- NODEFA. Group B consists of Ndlambe, Motherwell –MOFA and Ndlambe 2. Group C comprises Hunters-Kuyga, Makana and Cleary Park-NAFA, and Group D’s teams are Kouga, Sunridge-PEFA and Beyers Naude.

The winning team will go home with the set of strip, bags, bibs and 22 medals, while the runners-up will settle for a set of strip, bibs and 22 medals.There will be individual prizes given after the finals.

According to Build It Regional Manager Angelo Swartz, Build It Stores keep the passion of football alive. Swartz said, “Since 2016 the Build It Group have formed a good partnership with SAFA Nelson Mandela Bay. We have staged 192 soccer festivals that gave over 70 000 players opportunity to showcase their talent. The tournament gives Supersport United FC an opportunity to identify talent. I want to say thanks to our dedicated members and stores who have been committed to develop grassroots soccer over the past 10 years.”

Swartz appealed to community members in the Nelson Mandela Bay to come in their droves. Supersport United will be represented by their technical team players and former Bafana players to show support on January 28.

SAFA Nelson Mandela Bay President Monde Mhletywa said, “Without brands like Build It that support soccer development in rural and urban areas we would not be successful in our endeavours to produce future stars as a nation. Our intention with our partnership with Build It is to achieve Vision 2020 and once again dominate soccer in Africa.”

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