Benny's Sports Development and Academy will represent Limpopo in the national finals
Posted: 4 September 2017 Time: 17:21
Benny’s Sports Development and Academy from Louis Trichardt continued their rise to stardom as a leading football-playing school in Limpopo after they were crowned the COPA Coca-Cola Limpopo champions for a third time in five years.
Benny’s Sports won the penultimate provincial finals of the 2017 edition of the COPA Coca-Cola U-15 Football Tournament, held at the NkowaNkowa Stadium outside Tzaneen in Limpopo.
The side from Vhembe district topped the tournament standings with eight points. They won two matches and drew two and have booked themselves a spot at the national finals set for Mangaung from September 28-30.
Now in its third year, the campaign’s ‘Which Part Will You Play’ initiative sees ambassador Simba Marumo, together with a panel of football experts, visit all nine provinces in search of players that embody and represent the dynamic and unique roles needed to make up a successful team – the Rock, the Heart, the Perfectionist, the Rebel, the Joker, the Impossible, the Machine, the Artist, the Mastermind and the Legend.
Players fitting these characteristics will be selected to form the ‘Which Part Will You Play’ All-Star team, and will be given the opportunity to play at the national finals.
Livhuwani ‘Junior’ Netshikulwe from Northern Academy was identified as the Heart and will join the ‘Which Part Will You Play’ All-Star team, representing Limpopo at the national finals. The central defender showed great character and leadership throughout the tournament, and was instrumental in leading his team to a hard fought second-place finish with six points.
“I’m really proud of myself today for being chosen as The Heart. My team and I were aiming to win the tournament today and go all the National Finals. Unfortunately things just didn’t go our way. We will come back stronger and try again next year. I’m happy that I can represent the school at this year’s national finals,” said Netshikulwe.