A new football tournament called VW SAFA Limpopo Challenger,
which is endorsed by the Spanish professional football league, LaLiga, was
launched in Polokwane.
The launch of this groundbreaking tournament is as a result
of the collaboration involving the Limpopo Department of Sport, Arts &
Culture, South African Football Association, VW Polokwane, Selaki Sports and
Leisure, FNB and other partners.
Only Top 8 of the 16 teams that currently participate in the
SAFA Limpopo ABC Motsepe League will be eligible to play in the VW SAFA Limpopo
Tournament winners will walk away with R150 000 plus a
Second prize is R50 000 plus a trophy, third prize R25 000 plus
a Trophy, fourth prize is R20 000 plus a Trophy and the last four teams will
each receive R5000.
All participating teams will each receive a set of soccer
The quarterfinals will take place on May 12 next year at
Tshakuma Stadium in Thohoyandou and the semi finals will take place on May 19 at
The Finals will be on May 26 at Seshego Stadium and talent scouts from Spanish LaLiga will
closely monitor the tournament to identify talented players and those with
potential, will be sent to Spain for football trials.
Tickets will go on sale for R50 each at Computicket,
starting from October 18 2017.
All football fans who purchase tickets stand a chance to win
a Brand New VW Polo vehicle.
The launch was attended
by LaLiga's Enrique Suay, SAFA
Acting President Adv Poobalan Govindasamy, owner of VW Polokwane Mike Nkuna and Limpopo MEC for Sport, Arts
& Culture Ms Onicca Moloi.
"We are humbled by this partnership with VW Polokwane
and the Limpopo government which will enhance our football development
objectives," said Adv Govindasamy.
MEC Moloi also expressed her delight. "We will support
every project that helps to increase sport participation levels in our
province," said MEC Moloi.
The owner of VW Polokwane, Nkuna, said the company is giving
back to the people of Limpopo through the sponsorship of this tournament.
"It is only
fitting to do this through soccer, particularly the league and teams rooted in
our communities," said Mr Nkuna.