South Africa: Basic Education Hosts 2016 Kay Motsepe Schools Cup National Championships, 4 to 8 Oct

2016 Kay Motsepe Schools Cup National Championships kicks Off in Soweto

The Kay Motsepe School Cup National Championships will kickoff on Tuesday, 04 October 2016 at the University of Johannesburg Soweto Campus. The Schools Cup is part of the joint school sport programme that was launched in April between the Department of Basic Education and the Motsepe Foundation.

The 2016 Edition which will see Eighteen (18) school football teams compete for the National Title with thirty six (36) netball teams battling it out for top national honors. The schools football challenge is regarded as having the largest prize money in the world for any school football tournament; with the winning school receiving R1 million from a total annual prize money of R3,4 million. Netball winners will travel to Singapore as part of the prize where they will compete in an International Netball Tournament.

The Football version of the championships is in its 12th Edition of the tournament and it will take place in Johannesburg from 04-08 October 2016 and Netball games will only commence a day later and the ladies will compete from 05-08 October 2016. All the games will commence at 08 am daily.

Members of the media are kindly requested to produce their media cards during registration and upon request as the security has been tightened at the games. The fixture lists, venues and names of participating schools will be posted on the website of the Department of Basic Education (DBE), Motsepe Foundation, South African Football Association (SAFA) and South African School Netball (SASN).

Source: South African Government.