Break News

DIRANG KANATLA MARCH ON TO COPA COCA-COLA® NATIONAL FINALS AS NORTH WEST WINNERS

Dirang Kanatla Comprehensive High School from Khuma have been crowned as the new COPA Coca-Cola North West champions after beating three strong regional champions in a round-robin competition, at Kloofview Primary School in Rustenburg on Saturday afternoon.  

  

Dirang Kanatla, who displayed a clinical performance throughout that day and managed a clean sheet, will now join the champions from Gauteng, KZN, Eastern, Northern and Western Cape at the COPA Coca-Cola National Finals set to take place from 28-30 September in Bloemfontein. Three more schools from Free State, Limpopo and Mpumalanga still have the opportunity to be crowned provincial champions in the the u15 Tournament hosted by Coca-Cola, in conjunction with the South African Schools Football Association  (SASFA).

 

Now in its third year, the campaign’s Which Part Will You Play initiative sees ambassador Simba Marumo, together with a panel of football experts, visit all nine provinces in search of players that embody and represent the dynamic and unique roles needed to make up a successful team – The Rock, the Heart, the Perfectionist, the Rebel, the Joker, the Impossible, the Machine, the Artist, the Mastermind and the Legend.  Players fitting these characteristics are selected to form the ‘Which Part Will You Play’ All-Star team, and will be given the opportunity to play at the National Finals. 

 

Kamogelo Banda from Johane Mokolobetsi Secondary School was selected as The Perfectionist after he showed consistency and displayed great commitment in his team’s defence during the provincial tournament. Kamogelo will now join the COPA Coca-Cola ‘Which Part Will You Play’ All-Star team that will play against the Bloemfontein Celtics Academy team as a curtain-raiser match to the final at the National Finals.

 

 The elated 15 year old Left-back said “I’m so excited to be going to the National Finals and I just want to thank my school and Coca-Cola for giving me this opportunity. I can’t wait for the day to arrive.” 

 

Phindi Phiri, Coca-Cola South Africa’s Marketing Assets Manager said “We at Coca-Cola are proud to continue supporting the development of youth football through initiatives like ‘Which Part Will You Play’. These initiatives allow us to identify and reward outstanding talent in the COPA Coca-Cola u15 Football Tournament. Congratulations to our ‘Perfectionist’, Kamogelo, who has received a great opportunity to be a part of an All-Star team that will play Bloemfontein Celtics Academy at the National Finals.” 

  

With over 1.3 million teenagers from more than 60 countries taking part, COPA Coca-Cola is recognised globally as the leading grassroots football programme in the world. 

  

Dirang Kanatla Comprehensive’s road to the title:

 

TEAM

 

RESULTS

 

TEAM

 

Johane Mokolobetsi Secondary

 

0-0

 

Dirang Kanatla Comprehensive

 

Dirang Kanatla Comprehensive

 

1-0

 

Itshupeng Secondary

 

Dirang kanatla Comprehensive

 

3-0

 

Reboneilwe Secondary

 

 

 

On Twitter

SASchoolsFA RT @theogarrun: At launch of @CocaCola_ZA Copa Cola-Cola national finals. More of Coke's excellent Youth Sport involvement @SASchoolsFA
SASchoolsFA DIRANG KANATLA MARCH ON TO COPA @CocaCola_ZA NATIONAL FINALS AS NORTH WEST WINNERS>>https://t.co/eR77P98Bea cc @PlaymakersZA
SASchoolsFA RT @PlaymakersZA: It's a cracker of a day here in Rustenburg. Looking forward to witnessing some great youth football talent. #COPACocaCola
SASchoolsFA RT @danonenationcup: 🇲🇨 Indonesia has its winning team! Congratulations and welcome boys! Ready to compete for the #DNC2017 Champion title?…
SASchoolsFA RT @Veli_Mbuli: Minister of @SPORTandREC_RSA Thulas Nxesi reiterates that @SAFA_net & @SASchoolsFA have to find each other on School…

Featured Video

On Facebook