2018-08-01 06:02
Ikekeletso Technical School celebrating their win after beating Steynville High School.Photo: Supplied

Ikekeletso Technical School celebrating their win after beating Steynville High School.Photo: Supplied

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Ikekeletso Technical High School from John Taolo Gaetsewe region were crowned champions of the Northern Cape leg of COPA Coca-Cola Play Offs for 2018.

Hosted on Saturday( 21/07) at the Robert Gunda Stadium in Upington the young champions were witnessed edging Steynville High School 5-3 on penalties following an evenly balanced 1-1 scoreline after full time.

Even after getting off to a rather challenging start with a 1-1 draw in their opening fixture against Kimberley Technical School, the newly crowned Northern Cape champions impressed by their spirit of clearly showing character in their next fixture.

They possess an impressive 2-1 victory over Carlton Van Heerden towards finishing top of their group and secure a place in the finals.

In the other group matches, Steynville High School also had to show character against a resilient Hoerskool Aggeneys.

As the only two teams in the group, the two schools faced each other twice where Steynville emerged 1-0 winners in both encounters to qualify for the final in what was a fun filled day of school’s football in Upington.

As an addition to this year’s COPA Coca-Cola tournament, Coca-Cola launched its COPA Coca-Cola Future Stars search which will see selected players being hand-picked by COPA Coca-Cola Ambassador, Jabu “Shuffle” Mahlangu alongside a team of talent scouts for a unique training camp to be held at the High-Performance Centre in Pretoria later this year.

Mahlangu pointed out that a school’s football development initiative such as the COPA Coca-Cola tournament is exactly what South African football needs to move forwar.

“This is demonstrated in how the tournament has produced a number of quality footballers that I remember playing against in my career.

“We saw amazing talent in the last two provinces and we are looking forward to witnessing more school’s football talent through the COPA Coca-Cola U15 tournament” said Mahlangu.


Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.