ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR KAPSTADT CUP
THE Kapstadt Cup, the city’s premier grassroots football festival, takes place this weekend. This year’s event promises to provide an improved platform for future stars to demonstrate their talent.
A glittering opening ceremony will be held at Hartleyvale Stadium today at 6pm, kicking off the action taking place tomorrow and on Sunday.
This year, 22 clubs with 80 teams will participate in the under-7 to under-13 age-group categories.
Singer Jimmy Nevis will be the headline act at the opening ceremony, which will also feature former world champion freestyle footballer Khris Njokwana and DJ Ready D. Good Hope FM will broadcast live from the stadium today and on Sunday.
FC Kapstadt president, Zaid Omar, said: “I would like to confirm that next year, Kapstadt Cup 2019 will blaze a trail for South African grassroots football. In an historic first for Cape Town grassroots football, the festival will evolve into an international club competition.
“Many top European clubs have already confirmed their entry for the 2019 festival, which will undoubtedly lead to the creation of the ultimate platform for grassroots footballers. This will surely inspire local grassroots footballers and clubs to achieve their dream of playing against top Europeans clubs in a world-class event.”
This year’s event will include the Celebrity Challenge, which will take place during the lunch breaks tomorrow and Sunday. The challenge will feature national sporting heroes taking to the pitch to show off their soccer skills.
Former Springboks, including Bryan Habana, Bolla Conradie, Breyton Paulse and Tonderai Chavhanga will also make a turn on the pitch, along with soccer stars including Asavela Mbekile, Bradley Talmarkes and Zaid Omar.
A media team, including Gasant Abarder, Gershawn Coetzee, Lance Witten, Clint Roper and Dan Corder, will also be donning their football boots to play against former PSL stars, including Brent Carelse, Nasief Morris, Shane Poggenpoel, Tyrone Arendse, Ryan Botha and Grant Igesund. Craig Rosslee, former Orlando Pirates and Ajax Cape Town coach, will be the coach of the former stars.
The 2018 Kapstadt Cup champions will be crowned on Sunday evening. The entry fee is R8 for adults and R5 for children. |
THE Kapstadt Cup is Cape Town’s premier grassroots football festival.