Some of last year Danone Cup players in actions. Photo supplied.

Danone Nations Cup fever hits Waterberg


TK Mashaba   l   Views: 129

The Warmbaths education circuit was scheduled to meet mid-week to draw up fixtures for the preliminary stages of the schoolboys’ dream Danone Nations Cup. 

Regional co-ordinator for the South African Schools Football Association (SASFA), Sekatudi Kgwebane, could not at the time of going to press say the exact number of teams registered thus far.

The logistical problem, he explained, was that registration was still open and many more schools were expected to register going forward.

The meeting this week was held ahead of the provincial finals scheduled for the Limpopo capital of Polokwane on Saturday, 2 June.

Tournament sponsors, Group Danone, unveiled the dates for all provincial finals in the South African leg of the world’s biggest under-12 soccer tournament.

The Northern Cape was scheduled to raise the curtain in Upington on Saturday, 14 April.

In the very much likely event that a school soccer team from the Waterberg or the broader Limpopo qualifies, it would be a special occasion as Group Danone was to celebrate its centenary.

The group further added the Danone Nations Cup would be held in Spain next year, where Danone was first established 100 years ago.

The national finals were scheduled to be staged in Gauteng on 15 September.

2 months ago       08 March 2018