Teams from the SAB League in Western Cape, North West and Free State were in action as the provincial playoffs continued with the winners taking a step closer to Nedbank Cup glory.
In the North West province the provincial playoffs took place in Rustenburg and ABC FC booked their spot after a penalty shoot victory against Sayana Porto.
Porto were the dominant team in the Free State as they won 7-0 in a one-sided final against Barcelona.
The provincial playoffs for the Western Cape took place in Beaufort West where Royal Blue saw off Oriental Gunners 2-1 in a hard-fought encounter.
Former Bafana Bafana left-back David Nyathi was invited as a guest to come and witness first-hand the talent on display and he was left suitably impressed by what he had seen.
“I believe the talent was good and I was happy with what I had seen from the teams I watched. I believe Castle Lager are doing a positive thing and the squad that they select will be exposed to professional coaching in a professional environment and they will understand what it takes to become a footballer at the highest level.”
Nyathi also felt that the clubs in the PSL and the NFD needed to up their scouting networks to look for talent in the lower leagues.
“Our clubs should definitely be going around the country looking for talent. If you want to find gold or platinum then you need to make the investment by searching all corners of the country else there will be players that will go undiscovered.”
Castle Lager are scouring the SAB League in the hope of discovering talented footballers who are plying their trade in this league. The ultimate aim is to put together a squad of the best players who will be known as the Castle Lager SuperStars XI.
A dedicated team of scouts have been attending SAB League matches up and down the country to ensure that they do not miss out on any footballers who they believe have the potential ability to forge a career as a professional footballer and to possibly become a Bafana international in the future.
The Castle Lager SuperStars XI will be announced on December 18 by Castle Lager Ambassador Neil Tovey and the squad will embark on a two-week training camp in Stellenbosch and Pretoria at the famed High Performance Centre’s.
This weekend’s SAB Regional League playoff will take place in Gauteng, Limpopo, Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.