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J.G ZUMA SECONDARY HIGH SCHOOL CROWNED COPA COCA-COLA 2016 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

 Kwazulu-Natal based JG Zuma Secondary School were crowned the 2016 COPA Coca-Cola National Champions following a nail biting and entertaining final match against St Marks High School from Mpumalanga at Tempe Sports Grounds.  

JG Zuma won 2-0 against St Marks High School, with brilliant goals scored by Sanele Ngubane and Senzekile Njapha who ensured that their school makes it into the COPA Coca-Cola history books by winning the National title for the first time. Outstanding effort was also showcased by their opponents who created many opportunities at trying to find the back of the net. Although the team did not score any goals, their performance served as encouragement that future stars from the province can play in a professional football set up. 

The host school HTS Louis Botha finished in third place followed by Are-Fadimeheng (North West) in fourth, Zamokuhle Junior secondary (Western Cape) secured a fifth place spot while Desmond Impilo Tutu High School (Eastern Cape) came in sixth. Orion High School (Northern Cape) came in seventh place, Haggai Combined School (Limpopo) in eighth and lastly Rosina Sedibane High School representing Gauteng completed the provinces and came in ninth place.

SASFA President Mr Mandla “Shoes” Mazibuko said that “the Schools Football Association is proud of the amount of talent that has been displayed during the weekend of the National Finals, the various scouts who were on the ground are pleased to have found an overflowing pool to select from. We are proud to be a partner to Coca-Cola in what has been another successful COPA Coca-Cola campaign.” 

 

The top three schools from the tournament walked away with prizes as well as money that will be used towards the development of their school’s educational or sporting facilities.

1st place                                                                                       

-Gold Trophy

-Gold Medals

-R 60 000 in prize money 

 

2nd place 

-Silver Trophy

-Silver Medals

-R 30 000 prize money 

 

3rd place 

-Bronze Trophy

-Bronze Medals

-R 25 000 prize money 

 

The following individual awards were also presented to players;

-Goalkeeper of the tournament: Vuyo Madeza (JG Zuma Secondary School)

-Player of the tournament: Lindokuhle Phakhathi (JG Zuma Secondary School)

-Top goal scorer: Senzekile Njapha (JG Zuma Secondary High School)

-Coach of the tournament: Mr Mathaba (JG Zuma Secondary High School)

 

“It has been a weekend of exceptional football in Bloemfontein. We strongly believe that COPA Coca-Cola is still at the forefront of grassroots football developemnent and foresee more star quality players coming up from our ranks. It has been an incomparable 2016 run and we definitely look forward to the 2017 leg. Warm congratulations to JG Zuma High School who showcased tremendous talent throughout the National Finals, their hard word has paid off´ said Coca-Coca South Africa Senior Communications Manager Mr Fetsi Mbele.

 

 

 

GROUP A

 

SCHOOL

PLAYED

WON

LOSS

DRAW

GOALS

DRAW

NO GOALS

GOALS

FOR

GOALS

AGAINST

GOALS

DIV

POINTS

1

St marks High School

4

2

1

0

1

4

1

3

7

2

J.G Zuma Secondary School

4

2

1

0

1

3

1

2

7

3

Zamokuhle High School

4

2

2

0

0

4

4

0

6

4

Desmond Tutu Secondary

4

2

2

0

0

2

4

-2

6

5

Rosina Sedibane High School

4

0

2

0

2

1

1

0

2

 

GROUP B

 

SCHOOL

PLAYED

WON

LOSS

DRAW

GOALS

DRAW

NO GOALS

GOALS

FOR

GOALS

AGAINST

GOALS

DIV

POINTS

1

HTS Louis Botha High School

4

3

0

0

1

1

0

1

10

2

Are-Fadimeheng Secondary School

4

2

1

0

1

2

2

0

7

3

Orion High School

4

0

2

1

1

2

4

-2

3

4

Haggai Combined School

4

0

2

1

1

2

5

-3

3

 

 

 

 

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