Nashua Maritzburg United Schools Festival kicks off The 16 schools taking part:

2015-07-01 06:05

THE Nashua Maritzburg United Schools Festival this week will see 16 teams kick off in their bid for bragging rights as the top team in the Midlands.

In its second year, the 2015 edition will be contested from Thursday to Saturday, 2 to 4 July at the AB Jackson fields in a round-robin format.

Speaking at the launch at the Nashua Pietermaritzburg offices, Maritzburg United sales and marketing manager Brian Zuma said the winning teams will contest the final at Harry Gwala Stadium.

“We’re looking forward to some great football and possibly spot some exciting talent we might like to nurture.”

In a change to the event, the bottom teams in the round-robin format will contest a Plate section, said Nashua PMB­ sales and marketing manager JP du Toit.

“While the top two teams in the four groups will advance to the championship Cup competition, the bottom eight will play off for the Plate,” he said.

Maritzburg United caretaker coach Mandla Ncikazi said the tournament plays an important developmental role.

“We need these events to show us what talent is out there, so that’s important.”

The event represents an important part of Nashua Pietermaritzburg’s community support, said managing director Sudashen Naidoo.

“Sport and education are our key target areas, and clearly, the Nashua Maritzburg United Schools Festival brings together those elements in great package,” he said.

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Alexandra High

Carter High

Edendale Technical High

Haythorne High

Insika Secondary

Ixopo High

Kharina Secondary

Kwamcane Secondary

Kwapata Secondary

Linpark High

Maritzburg College

Methlokazuku Secondary

Sobantu High

St Nicholas

Wartburg Kirchdorf

Zamazulu Secondary

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