Hani off to national finals

2016-09-22 06:00
 Chris Hani High Shool from Khayelitsha in a happy mood.

Chris Hani High Shool from Khayelitsha in a happy mood.

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The Charles Morgan school from Amathole, Eastern Cape, Chris Hani High Shool from Khayelitsha and Orion high school from Pixley, Northern Cape marched out triumphant thanks to each teams stellar provincial performances at Erica Park, Belhar, this past Saturday, 10 September, 2016 for the very last provincial finals of the McDonald’s U14 Schools League.

In three high intensity final matches, the young footballers displayed phenomenal football skills, where the Charles Morgan School worked hard at gaining a competitive edge over their opponents with a 3 – 2 win against, Mntonitshi school from OR Tambo.

In the second final Orion were crowned Northern Cape champions with a whopping 9 point lead, in a beautiful showcase of raw football talent.

Lastly Chris Hani School were crowned victors over Luckhoff with a 4-3 lead in a penalty shootout, leaving community members roaring in support.

Over the years the McDonald’s U/14 School League has assisted communities nationwide in enhancing football skills in schools and through a partnership with SASFA.

The festivals have also played a huge role in bringing communities closer together to rally in support of their kids.

“This is the last soccer festival before the finals kick off in Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria from the 29th of September to the 1st of October, so it is a great pleasure for us to be part of grassroot football development, said Greg Solomon, CEO of McDonald’s South Africa.

“We have also been directly involved in training coaches through KNVB, The Dutch Football Association, to ensure that the players are instilled with the best soccer skills. The talent has been amazing to watch and we are proud to be instrumental in the lives of young footballers since our McDonald’s u/14 School’s League legacy programme was established in 2010,” concludes Solomon.

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