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Mar 13, 2018 03:57 PM
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Castle Lager 5s kick starts South African leg

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

The South African leg of Africa’s biggest 5-a-side tournament kicked off, this past Saturday.

The tournament was held at Old Parks Fast Sports Fusion 5-aside Arena, Gauteng province.

A total of 16 teams from across Gauteng pitched for the opening games.

The teams were split into 4 teams of 4 where they battled it out to the semi-finals.

The two winning teams of the day went through to the national tournament.

The tournament will take place at the Rand Show from Wednesday 4 – Saturday April 7, 2018.

Munchen Boys managed to secure themselves a place by scoring 6- 2 against the Carlitos making them the champions of the day.

And the Carlitos runner ups.

Both teams will be playing again at the finals.

To stand a chance of winning the South African five-a-side tournament. Teams need to compete in one of the remaining five qualifying tournaments being held in the run up to this year’s Rand Show.

Entry to the qualifiers costs R1 000.00 per team.

The tournament is dubbed, Africa’s biggest 5-a-side tournament.

It is played in six countries namely; Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland; Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Fans across the continent are afforded an opportunity to not only represent their country in a continental showpiece competition, scheduled from 1st of February to end of May 2018. But can also use their skills to score a trip to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The tournament is the first of its kind and is set to become the hub of where friendships will be created, nurtured and cemented on the football field.

Castle Africa 5s boasts the ultimate prize; with the winners walking away with an all-expenses paid trip to the 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russia accompanied by soccer legend Samuel Eto.



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