Champ Of Champs: Who Has The Best U17 Team In South Africa?
The Engen Champ Of Champs Starts Next Month
In just under one month’s time, the Engen Champ of Champs competition will get underway in Pretoria to determine South Africa’s best U17 team.
Check out the qualified teams in the gallery above
The tournament will see the regional Engen Knockout Challenge winners play against each other for the trophy and bragging rights for the next 12 months.
Over 250 teams participated in the Engen Knockout Challenge across five regions of South Africa in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Bloemfontein and Johannesburg, with six teams playing in the finals.
Old Mutual Football Academy (Cape Town), Shining Stars (Motherwell, Port Elizabeth), Durban FC (Durban), Virginia Sports Academy (Bloemfontein) and Stars of Africa (Johannesburg) and hosts, SuperSport United will battle it out at the University of Pretoria’s High-Performance Centre between the 5th and 8th of October.
Engen Group Sponsorship Manager, Brad Bergh, believes that the tournament is doing a lot of good in South African football, saying in a press release, “Engen is proud to be a part of the development of these young future football stars, further contributing to the realisation of their dream of being signed professionally.
Over the years, more than 160 players have been snapped up by professional clubs, and those taking part in this year’s tournament will be hoping to follow in their footsteps.