The community of Hammersdale will be treated to two days of schools football when eight high schools battle to it out to be crowned champions of the Rainbow Schools Soccer Challenge on March 8 to 9.
The draw which was conducted this week, pitted Ukusa High School against Isibukosezwe High School on Friday, 8 March, while Phezulu High School will take on Skhethuxolo High School.
On Saturday, Uxolophambili High School will play against Thandaza High School in the third quarterfinal match. The fourth quarterfinal will see Chief Luthayi High School take on Gabi Gabi High School.
The winners will walk away with R10 000 in prize money while the runners up will get R2 500.
AmaZulu Community Trust Coordinator, Mpho Dintwa thanked some of the schools who have shown unwavering support of the programme from the first day it started up to the exciting showdown.
“We hope that the prize money does not cloud our objectives which are to give youngsters a chance to showcase their talents,” said Dintwa.
There will be recognition for top performers in different playing positions from best goalkeeper up to striker of the tournament. The Player of the Tournament will get a chance to spend a month with the AmaZulu feeder team, Durban Warriors, who ply their trade in the SAFA Second Division.
AmaZulu Head of Scouting, Joel Faya, and Development Head Ronnie Moroka as well as AmaZulu development coaches will be on sight to identify and mentor potential talent during the tournament.
There will be entertainment throughout the tournament. Entrance at the gate is free.
This tournament is a collaborative initiative between the AmaZulu Community Trust and Rainbow Chicken.
Venue: Mpumalanga Stadium
Day 1: 8 March 2013, Friday
Matches start at 1pm
Day 2: 9 March 2013, Saturday
Matches start at 8am
The final will be played in the afternoon
Visit www.amazulutrust.org for more information on the AmaZulu Community Trust and other community development projects.