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Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge kicks off in Soweto

Posted: 2 December 2016 Time: 19:52

It is every youngster’s dream that aspires to become a professional footballer, to take part in the annual Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge. The opening matches of the 2016 edition are scheduled to take place at the Nike Football Centre in Soweto on Thursday, 1 December 2016.

Run under the auspices of Soweto Local Football Association (LFA), the SAFA-endorsed tournament is a stepping stone for inspiring football players. The initiative has helped in launching the football careers of many South African soccer stars, including; Thulani Serero – Ajax Amstedarm, Oupa Manyisa - Orlando Pirates, Bafana Bafana captain & Bidvest defender Thulani Hlatswayo and the recently unveiled 2016 tournament ambassador Sifiso Myeni.

The 2016 edition of the Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge promises to again unearth young talent and future soccer legends.

This year, the initiative will see 104 teams competing with 56 teams competing in the main category, 32 teams in the under 17 category, and 16 Teams in the women’s category. 

All divisions will play a round robin format, followed by knockout challenge at the quarterfinals & semi-finals to determine which teams will advance further into the finals.

In commemoration of World Aids Day, taking place on the 1st of December,  the tournament will also be used as a platform to remember HIV and Aids victims as well as to create awareness of the importance of health screens and healthy eating within the community.

Follow #DWSKasidiski on Twitter for more Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge news and results.





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