Excitement building up for Sumptuous Cup Finale


First there were 14 and now only eight schools from Ulundi, Empangeni, Durban and Vryheid remain in the exciting 2019 Sumptuous Cup as they compete for R10 00 cash on 10 August at Empangeni High School sports fields.

The AmaZulu Community Trust and Sumptuous Caterers backed schools football initiative has been gathering moment for over eight weeks of action in the hope to revive the power of football as a solution to encourage health, fitness, nutrition, and skills training through solid education.

The project is endorsed by the SAFA Ulundi region and the Department of Education.

An opportunity to be drafted into Usuthu’s youth development program waits for players with the most promise as the club’s full complement of youth coaches and scouts will be on hand.

Fixtures:

Mlokothwa High School VS Sunnydale Secondary School 9:00.
Empangeni High School VS James Nxumalo High School, 9:00.
Vryheid Comprehensive School VS Adams College, 10:00.
Ohlange High School VS Mathunjwa High School, 10:00.

Semi-finals will be played at 12pm. The final will be played at 14:00.

AmaZulu Community Trust Programs Manager, Mpho Dintwa says the anticipation from the participating school has reached climax with a few days to the start of the quarterfinals.

“Teams are raring to go, we’re just as excited to have seen how the drive to make the Sumptuous Cup a success has been from the ground during coaching clinics and skills workshops across all regions.”

“We’d like to encourage the schools and the public to come out and support their schools. The exciting thing as well is that AmaZulu first team players will also be there on Saturday to watch the youngsters and offer them encouragement,” said Dintwa.

The tournament is the brainchild of Sumptuous Catering Director, Sbonelo Mlangeni who has encouraged the schools to involve more participation among ladies in future.

All 14 participating schools will receive R2 500 participation fee while the winner will walk away with R10 00 prize money.

Sumptuous Caterers is a Durban based leading catering company which prides itself in promoting community participation and a healthy lifestyle.

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