KING TOUR­NEY SUC­CESS

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THIS year’s edi­tion of the Car­los Soccer Youth De­vel­op­ment Academy (CSYDA) an­nual In­ter-Schools an­nual foot­ball tour­na­ment staged at Dale Col­lege last week­end de­liv­ered top-class foot­ball.

The Buf­falo City Metropoli­tan (BCM) spon­sored tour­na­ment was sttaged in part­ner­ship with Dale Col­lege, Mo­tion Fit­ness Gym, Ha­dithi Hold­ings and the Sam Scara Mt­shamba Foun­da­tion.

The one-of-a-kind event cre­ates a plat­form and op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal boys from all cor­ners of the metro to show­case their tal­ents. There is also the pos­si­bil­ity that they may be spot­ted by the many PSL Academy scouts present.

Them­bal­a­bantu Se­nior Sec­ondary beat Dale Col­lege 1-0 in the fi­nal of the U17 sec­tion and the U13 cat­e­gory saw Bhisho Pri­mary dig­ging deep to over­come a stub­born Tshat­shu Pri­mary by the same mar­gin to lift the tro­phy.

A to­tal of 16 schools, par­tic­i­pated in the tour­na­ment which was played on a round robin for­mat with the teams end­ing top of each group ad­vanc­ing to the fi­nal.

Bid­vest Wits Academy coach Ash­ley Makhanya iden­ti­fied three boys who have been of­fered the chance to train for a week with his Wits squad in Gaut­eng. CSYDA di­rec­tor Eric Mt­shamba with for­mer Bafana Bafana star, Sibu­siso Zuma, also spot­ted five boys they would like to sign up for the CSYDA.

Tears of ap­pre­ci­a­tion flowed down the face of an elated Mt­shamb for the over­whelm­ing sup­port.

“The 2017 edi­tion of the CSYDA tour­na­ment was the best-ever show­piece.”

Pic­ture: THEMBELA NDLUMBINI

DE­SERVED WIN­NERS: Bhisho Pri­mary won the Car­los Youth De­vel­op­ment Academy an­nual In­terS­chools U13 com­pe­ti­tion hosted at the Dale Col­lege Sports Grounds in King Wil­liam’s Town last week­end

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