Top football teams from South African schools met during challenging rounds at the Tshwane University of Technology from 02 to 05 October 2018, to compete for the Kay Motsepe National Finals Cup. During last year’s finals, Gauteng’s Rosina Sedibane Sports School walked away with the trophy. These games are part of a ten year partnership between the DBE and the Motsepe Foundation, sponsored by Sanlam and the South African Football Association (SAFA). This partnership plays a crucial role in promoting social cohesion and nurturing sporting talents whilst encouraging learners to lead healthy lifestyles.
The games which form part of the Department’s Enrichment programmes whilst supporting the curriculum, further contribute towards the holistic development of learners through sports. Through sports, learners acquire a number of life skills which include time management and organisational skills.
The first place winner of the Schools Football Cup will receive a prize to the value of R1 million and a trophy, the second place winner will receive a prize to the value of R600,000 and the third place winner will receive a prize to the value of R400,000. These prizes will assist in improving the resources of the winning schools.
Mr Bongani Zondi from the DBE’s School Enrichment and Sport in Education Directorate said that, “partnerships like the one we have with the Motsepe Foundation contribute immensely to supporting Government with its various initiatives as resources are limited within the Sector. He also emphasised the importance of reviewing programmes annually to continually improve on deliverables”.
The games will culminate on 05 October 2018 when this year’s victors will be crowned as the champions.