Ajax Cape Town will be hosting the U12 Ikamva Cup tournament this Saturday, October 19, where eight of Cape Town’s U12 teams will be split into two groups and compete to progress through to the semi-final stages of the tournament and eventually strive to become winners of the Ikamva Cup.
The two Ajax teams who will be participating in the tournament are the Urban Stars and Urban Kids, who are made up of a selection of youngsters who participated in Ajax’s First Touch programs throughout the year.
The Ajax First Touch program prepares the 10 – 11 year-old players who eventually have the opportunity to join Ajax Cape Town’s prestigious Youth Academy.
The final phase of the First Touch program is to select two teams to participate in the Ikamva Cup this Saturday to represent Ajax Cape Town against local clubs Evertonians, Hout Bay Select XI, Footy XI, Leeds Atlantis, Two for Joy and Gerald Select XI.
The Ikamva Cup is the final opportunity for the selected youngsters from the First Touch program to cement their places in the Ajax Cape Town U12 team for the 2014/15 season.
Ajax are renowned for their ability to produce quality young players and promoting them into the first team from a young age. This will certainly serve as motivation for the youngsters to perform well throughout their Ajax youth years.
By: Julian Bailey
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