Coke-sponsored tourney gets SA thumbs up
by MTHULISI SIBANDA
JOHANNESBURG – THE COPA Coca-Cola has been identified as a key tournament to enable South Africa realise its full potential.
The tournament is among a number of initiatives aimed at resuscitating the 1996 African champions’ football fortunes.
Coca-Cola has been very much a leader in this and they should be congratulated because it is only really through such programs that we can realize our full potential,” said Orlando Pirates defender, Happy Jele, an ambassador for the tournament.
He added the COPA Coca-Cola® tournament had another vital element to it beyond the football as well.
“It is important that youngsters concentrate on their education as well and the COPA Coca-Cola®does that by illustrating the importance of staying in school and taking studies seriously. That is very important for the future of our country.”
COPA Coca-Cola® is a global initiative committed to giving millions of young football fans the opportunity to come together and celebrate their passion for football, as well as a chance to realize their greatest potential by living an active healthy lifestyle.
The 2014 Provincial stages of tournament started in Western Cape a month ago and will culminate with the National Finals scheduled for King Zwelinithini Stadium, Umlazi KwaZulu-Natal from October 17-19.
The ultimate winning school of the 2014 COPA Coca-Cola® football tournament will walk away with the honour of being named the 2014 champion as well as R60 000 to be used towards the development of their school’s educational or sporting facilities.
The second and third place winners will also receive R30 000 and R25 000 respectively.
– CAJ News
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