Teams try qualify for Bayhill

2018-01-23 06:01

U.19 teams of approximately 156 clubs affiliated to the South African Football Association (Safa) and local football associations in Cape Town and surrounding areas are battling it out to be part of the prestigious Bayhill Premier Cup competition that will be held over the Easter weekend.

According to Patrick Williams, tournament director, the play-offs are open to all football clubs affiliated to Safa and the local football associations. The play-offs started in October 2017 for qualification for the 2018 competition.

“The preliminary rounds are played through a home and away system on the same day. From the 156 teams we need to get to 28 teams in order to get to the final qualifiers, which will be seven groups of four teams each. We call this process the ‘round robin stage’. This round will take place by the second weekend of February and clubs already started with play-offs during the weekend of 13 January at the Blue Downs Stadium in Eerste River,” Williams says.

Of the 28 teams, 14 teams will qualify for the main event.

“The proper Bayhill Premier Cup tournament will take place from 28 March to 2 April at Erica Park in Belhar. The format of the Bayhill Premier Cup is 32 teams, consisting of eight groups of four teams each,” Williams says.

He adds that over the Easter weekend, the teams will be made up of invited teams that will be visiting Cape Town plus the two Premier Soccer League teams, Ajax Cape Town and Cape Town City, in Cape Town.

“We will confirm the visiting and qualifying teams once all have been confirmed. Teams from local football associations competed the past weekend to progress to the next round before the 28 teams are identified before the second weekend in February,” Williams says.

The Bayhill Premier Cup is the leading youth football tournament in the country, and scouts from PSL clubs around the country attend the tournament looking for new prospects for their teams.

Many Bafana Bafana players started their soccer careers at the Bayhill tournament, including Nasief Morris, Benni McCarthy, Thulani Serero, Ayanda Patosi and Shaun Permall.

This is the 29th year the tournament is being held. The inaugural tournament was held at Rocklands Sports Grounds in Mitchells Plain and was won by Matroosfontein.

The first team from outside Cape Town to win the tournament was Park United from Port Elizabeth, while the first international team to win was a Manchester schools side in 2001.

Supersport United won the title last year when they beat Mamelodi Sundowns in the final.

U.19 teams of approximately 156 clubs affiliated to the South African Football Association (Safa) and local football associations in Cape Town and surrounding areas are battling it out to be part of the prestigious Bayhill Premier Cup competition that will be held over the Easter weekend.

According to Patrick Williams, tournament director, the play-offs are open to all football clubs affiliated to Safa and the local football associations. The play-offs started in October 2017 for qualification for the 2018 competition.

“The preliminary rounds are played through a home and away system on the same day. From the 156 teams we need to get to 28 teams in order to get to the final qualifiers, which will be seven groups of four teams each. We call this process the ‘round robin stage’.

“This round will take place by the second weekend of February and clubs already started with play-offs during the weekend of 13 January at the Blue Downs Stadium in Eerste River,” Williams says.

Of the 28 teams, 14 teams will qualify for the main event.

“The proper Bayhill Premier Cup tournament will take place from 28 March to 2 April at Erica Park in Belhar. The format of the Bayhill Premier Cup is 32 teams, consisting of eight groups of four teams each,” Williams says.

He adds that over the Easter weekend, the teams will be made up of invited teams that will be visiting Cape Town plus the two Premier Soccer League teams, Ajax Cape Town and Cape Town City, in Cape Town.

“We will confirm the visiting and qualifying teams once all have been confirmed. Teams from local football associations competed the past weekend to progress to the next round before the 28 teams are identified before the second weekend in February,” Williams says.

The Bayhill Premier Cup is the leading youth football tournament in the country, and scouts from PSL clubs around the country attend the tournament looking for new prospects for their teams.

Many Bafana Bafana players started their soccer careers at the Bayhill tournament, including Nasief Morris, Benni McCarthy, Thulani Serero, Ayanda Patosi and Shaun Permall.

This is the 29th year the tournament is being held. The inaugural tournament was held at Rocklands Sports Grounds in Mitchells Plain and was won by Matroosfontein.

The first team from outside Cape Town to win the tournament was Park United from Port Elizabeth, while the first international team to win was a Manchester schools side in 2001.

Supersport United won the title last year when they beat Mamelodi Sundowns in the final.

U.19 teams of approximately 156 clubs affiliated to the South African Football Association (Safa) and local football associations in Cape Town and surrounding areas are battling it out to be part of the prestigious Bayhill Premier Cup competition that will be held over the Easter weekend.

According to Patrick Williams, tournament director, the play-offs are open to all football clubs affiliated to Safa and the local football associations. The play-offs started in October 2017 for qualification for the 2018 competition.

“The preliminary rounds are played through a home and away system on the same day. From the 156 teams we need to get to 28 teams in order to get to the final qualifiers, which will be seven groups of four teams each. We call this process the ‘round robin stage’. This round will take place by the second weekend of February and clubs already started with play-offs during the weekend of 13 January at the Blue Downs Stadium in Eerste River,” Williams says.

Of the 28 teams, 14 teams will qualify for the main event.

“The proper Bayhill Premier Cup tournament will take place from 28 March to 2 April at Erica Park in Belhar. The format of the Bayhill Premier Cup is 32 teams, consisting of eight groups of four teams each,” Williams says.

He adds that over the Easter weekend, the teams will be made up of invited teams that will be visiting Cape Town plus the two Premier Soccer League teams, Ajax Cape Town and Cape Town City, in Cape Town.

“We will confirm the visiting and qualifying teams once all have been confirmed. Teams from local football associations competed the past weekend to progress to the next round before the 28 teams are identified before the second weekend in February,” Williams says.

The Bayhill Premier Cup is the leading youth football tournament in the country, and scouts from PSL clubs around the country attend the tournament looking for new prospects for their teams.

Many Bafana Bafana players started their soccer careers at the Bayhill tournament, including Nasief Morris, Benni McCarthy, Thulani Serero, Ayanda Patosi and Shaun Permall.

This is the 29th year the tournament is being held. The inaugural tournament was held at Rocklands Sports Grounds in Mitchells Plain and was won by Matroosfontein.

The first team from outside Cape Town to win the tournament was Park United from Port Elizabeth, while the first international team to win was a Manchester schools side in 2001. Supersport United won the title last year when they beat Mamelodi Sundowns in the final.

U.19 teams of approximately 156 clubs affiliated to the South African Football Association (Safa) and local football associations in Cape Town and surrounding areas are battling it out to be part of the prestigious Bayhill Premier Cup competition that will be held over the Easter weekend.

According to Patrick Williams, tournament director, the play-offs are open to all football clubs affiliated to Safa and the local football associations. The play-offs started in October 2017 for qualification for the 2018 competition.

“The preliminary rounds are played through a home and away system on the same day. From the 156 teams we need to get to 28 teams in order to get to the final qualifiers, which will be seven groups of four teams each. We call this process the ‘round robin stage’. This round will take place by the second weekend of February and clubs already started with play-offs during the weekend of 13 January at the Blue Downs Stadium in Eerste River,” Williams says.

Of the 28 teams, 14 teams will qualify for the main event.

“The proper Bayhill Premier Cup tournament will take place from 28 March to 2 April at Erica Park in Belhar. The format of the Bayhill Premier Cup is 32 teams, consisting of eight groups of four teams each,” Williams says.

He adds that over the Easter weekend, the teams will be made up of invited teams that will be visiting Cape Town plus the two Premier Soccer League teams, Ajax Cape Town and Cape Town City, in Cape Town.

“We will confirm the visiting and qualifying teams once all have been confirmed. Teams from local football associations competed the past weekend to progress to the next round before the 28 teams are identified before the second weekend in February,” Williams says.

The Bayhill Premier Cup is the leading youth football tournament in the country, and scouts from PSL clubs around the country attend the tournament looking for new prospects for their teams.

Many Bafana Bafana players started their soccer careers at the Bayhill tournament, including Nasief Morris, Benni McCarthy, Thulani Serero, Ayanda Patosi and Shaun Permall.

This is the 29th year the tournament is being held. The inaugural tournament was held at Rocklands Sports Grounds in Mitchells Plain and was won by Matroosfontein.

The first team from outside Cape Town to win the tournament was Park United from Port Elizabeth, while the first international team to win was a Manchester schools side in 2001.

Supersport United won the title last year when they beat Mamelodi Sundowns in the final.

U.19 teams of approximately 156 clubs affiliated to the South African Football Association (Safa) and local football associations in Cape Town and surrounding areas are battling it out to be part of the prestigious Bayhill Premier Cup competition that will be held over the Easter weekend.

According to Patrick Williams, tournament director, the play-offs are open to all football clubs affiliated to Safa and the local football associations. The play-offs started in October 2017 for qualification for the 2018 competition.

“The preliminary rounds are played through a home and away system on the same day. From the 156 teams we need to get to 28 teams in order to get to the final qualifiers, which will be seven groups of four teams each. We call this process the ‘round robin stage’. This round will take place by the second weekend of February and clubs already started with play-offs during the weekend of 13 January at the Blue Downs Stadium in Eerste River,” Williams says.

Of the 28 teams, 14 teams will qualify for the main event.

“The proper Bayhill Premier Cup tournament will take place from 28 March to 2 April at Erica Park in Belhar. The format of the Bayhill Premier Cup is 32 teams, consisting of eight groups of four teams each,” Williams says.

He adds that over the Easter weekend, the teams will be made up of invited teams that will be visiting Cape Town plus the two Premier Soccer League teams, Ajax Cape Town and Cape Town City, in Cape Town.

“We will confirm the visiting and qualifying teams once all have been confirmed. Teams from local football associations competed the past weekend to progress to the next round before the 28 teams are identified before the second weekend in February,” Williams says.

The Bayhill Premier Cup is the leading youth football tournament in the country, and scouts from PSL clubs around the country attend the tournament looking for new prospects for their teams.

Many Bafana Bafana players started their soccer careers at the Bayhill tournament, including Nasief Morris, Benni McCarthy, Thulani Serero, Ayanda Patosi and Shaun Permall.

This is the 29th year the tournament is being held. The inaugural tournament was held at Rocklands Sports Grounds in Mitchells Plain and was won by Matroosfontein.

The first team from outside Cape Town to win the tournament was Park United from Port Elizabeth, while the first international team to win was a Manchester schools side in 2001.

Supersport United won the title last year when they beat Mamelodi Sundowns in the final.

U.19 teams of approximately 156 clubs affiliated to the South African Football Association (Safa) and local football associations in Cape Town and surrounding areas are battling it out to be part of the prestigious Bayhill Premier Cup competition that will be held over the Easter weekend.

According to Patrick Williams, tournament director, the play-offs are open to all football clubs affiliated to Safa and the local football associations. The play-offs started in October 2017 for qualification for the 2018 competition.

“The preliminary rounds are played through a home and away system on the same day. From the 156 teams we need to get to 28 teams in order to get to the final qualifiers, which will be seven groups of four teams each. We call this process the ‘round robin stage’. This round will take place by the second weekend of February and clubs already started with play-offs during the weekend of 13 January at the Blue Downs Stadium in Eerste River,” Williams says.

Of the 28 teams, 14 teams will qualify for the main event.

“The proper Bayhill Premier Cup tournament will take place from 28 March to 2 April at Erica Park in Belhar. The format of the Bayhill Premier Cup is 32 teams, consisting of eight groups of four teams each,” Williams says.

He adds that over the Easter weekend, the teams will be made up of invited teams that will be visiting Cape Town plus the two Premier Soccer League teams, Ajax Cape Town and Cape Town City, in Cape Town.

“We will confirm the visiting and qualifying teams once all have been confirmed. Teams from local football associations competed the past weekend to progress to the next round before the 28 teams are identified before the second weekend in February,” Williams says.

The Bayhill Premier Cup is the leading youth football tournament in the country, and scouts from PSL clubs around the country attend the tournament looking for new prospects for their teams.

Many Bafana Bafana players started their soccer careers at the Bayhill tournament, including Nasief Morris, Benni McCarthy, Thulani Serero, Ayanda Patosi and Shaun Permall.

This is the 29th year the tournament is being held. The inaugural tournament was held at Rocklands Sports Grounds in Mitchells Plain and was won by Matroosfontein.

The first team from outside Cape Town to win the tournament was Park United from Port Elizabeth, while the first international team to win was a Manchester schools side in 2001.

Supersport United won the title last year when they beat Mamelodi Sundowns in the final.

U.19 teams of approximately 156 clubs affiliated to the South African Football Association (Safa) and local football associations in Cape Town and surrounding areas are battling it out to be part of the prestigious Bayhill Premier Cup competition that will be held over the Easter weekend.

According to Patrick Williams, tournament director, the play-offs are open to all football clubs affiliated to Safa and the local football associations. The play-offs started in October 2017 for qualification for the 2018 competition.

“The preliminary rounds are played through a home and away system on the same day. From the 156 teams we need to get to 28 teams in order to get to the final qualifiers, which will be seven groups of four teams each. We call this process the ‘round robin stage’. This round will take place by the second weekend of February and clubs already started with play-offs during the weekend of 13 January at the Blue Downs Stadium in Eerste River,” Williams says.

Of the 28 teams, 14 teams will qualify for the main event.

“The proper Bayhill Premier Cup tournament will take place from 28 March to 2 April at Erica Park in Belhar. The format of the Bayhill Premier Cup is 32 teams, consisting of eight groups of four teams each,” Williams says.

He adds that over the Easter weekend, the teams will be made up of invited teams that will be visiting Cape Town plus the two Premier Soccer League teams, Ajax Cape Town and Cape Town City, in Cape Town.

“We will confirm the visiting and qualifying teams once all have been confirmed. Teams from local football associations competed the past weekend to progress to the next round before the 28 teams are identified before the second weekend in February,” Williams says.

The Bayhill Premier Cup is the leading youth football tournament in the country, and scouts from PSL clubs around the country attend the tournament looking for new prospects for their teams.

Many Bafana Bafana players started their soccer careers at the Bayhill tournament, including Nasief Morris, Benni McCarthy, Thulani Serero, Ayanda Patosi and Shaun Permall.

This is the 29th year the tournament is being held. The inaugural tournament was held at Rocklands Sports Grounds in Mitchells Plain and was won by Matroosfontein.

The first team from outside Cape Town to win the tournament was Park United from Port Elizabeth, while the first international team to win was a Manchester schools side in 2001.

Supersport United won the title last year when they beat Mamelodi Sundowns in the final.

U.19 teams of approximately 156 clubs affiliated to the South African Football Association (Safa) and local football associations in Cape Town and surrounding areas are battling it out to be part of the prestigious Bayhill Premier Cup competition that will be held over the Easter weekend.

According to Patrick Williams, tournament director, the play-offs are open to all football clubs affiliated to Safa and the local football associations. The play-offs started in October 2017 for qualification for the 2018 competition.

“The preliminary rounds are played through a home and away system on the same day. From the 156 teams we need to get to 28 teams in order to get to the final qualifiers, which will be seven groups of four teams each. We call this process the ‘round robin stage’. This round will take place by the second weekend of February and clubs already started with play-offs during the weekend of 13 January at the Blue Downs Stadium in Eerste River,” Williams says.

Of the 28 teams, 14 teams will qualify for the main event.

“The proper Bayhill Premier Cup tournament will take place from 28 March to 2 April at Erica Park in Belhar. The format of the Bayhill Premier Cup is 32 teams, consisting of eight groups of four teams each,” Williams says.

He adds that over the Easter weekend, the teams will be made up of invited teams that will be visiting Cape Town plus the two Premier Soccer League teams, Ajax Cape Town and Cape Town City, in Cape Town.

“We will confirm the visiting and qualifying teams once all have been confirmed. Teams from local football associations competed the past weekend to progress to the next round before the 28 teams are identified before the second weekend in February,” Williams says.

The Bayhill Premier Cup is the leading youth football tournament in the country, and scouts from PSL clubs around the country attend the tournament looking for new prospects for their teams.

Many Bafana Bafana players started their soccer careers at the Bayhill tournament, including Nasief Morris, Benni McCarthy, Thulani Serero, Ayanda Patosi and Shaun Permall.

This is the 29th year the tournament is being held. The inaugural tournament was held at Rocklands Sports Grounds in Mitchells Plain and was won by Matroosfontein.

The first team from outside Cape Town to win the tournament was Park United from Port Elizabeth, while the first international team to win was a Manchester schools side in 2001.

Supersport United won the title last year when they beat Mamelodi Sundowns in the final.

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