The Engen Knockout Challenge 2013 official draw revealed the teams that will participate in the KwaZulu-Natal leg of this highly anticipated tournament.
Photo Caption: Tapuwa Kapini (Engen KOC Ambassador), Mpho Dintwa (Tournament Director), Brad Bergh (Group Sponsorship Manager) & Sipho Sithole (SAFA Head of Youth Development).
Kicking off for three days of action, on 21 June, hosts, AmaZulu Football Club, under the guidance of Tournament Director, Mpho Dintwa, will welcome 15 other clubs to these exceptional sports grounds, in their effort to be crowned 2013 champions.
2013 marks a milestone year for Engen, as they celebrate 10 years of supporting youth football. After a decade, the tournament has entrenched its position as one of the country’s premier platforms for spotting promising football talent and plays a major role in the development of young players in South Africa.
Created specifically to promote competitive conditions for under 17’s; the challenge levels the playing fields, affording young football players an equal chance to perform to their best potential in the hope of being scouted and the opportunity of transforming their lives. Since the inception of the event, Engen has contributed to the exposure and birthing of many of the current football champions through the Engen Knockout Challenge.
All in all, the Engen Knockout Challenge has influenced the lives of up to 18 000 participants across South Africa.
Sixteen teams in each of five regions participate either by invitation and/or through qualifying rounds, play a total of 48 matches over three days.
One of the key rules and life skill elements of the tournament is that all teams stay throughout the duration of the tournament so they can continue to learn and support their contemporaries.
“Our vision remains to support the development in football as a part of community cohesion. We look forward to this youth tournament each year as it is instrumental in providing development and exposure opportunities for the young football enthusiast who would traditionally not be able to participate in an event of this stature”, commented Brad Bergh, Engen Group Sponsorship Manager.
Don’t miss out on all the thrills and spills of the Engen Knockout Challenge, taking place at the Pegasus Sports Ground, Engen Refinery, Wentworth on 21Share