Northern Cape to decide their Danone Nations Cup representative

NORTHERN Cape will host the first 2013 Danone Nations Cup

Provincial Final this coming Saturday at the Keimoes Sports Complex in

Keimoes.  Games kick-off is at 9am. Five schools will be competing for a

chance to represent the province in the National Finals happening on 22 June

in Gauteng.  The ultimate winner will represent South Africa in the World

Finals in London later this year.


Participating teams that have qualified to date include:


.         Blaauwskop Primary School (Siyanda Region)


.         Rietrivier Primary School (Francis Baard Region)


.         Madibeng Primary School (John Taole Region)


.         Willie Theron Primary School (Pixley Kasime Region)


.         Namaqualand was expected to host their regional finals today.


 Road to the provincial finals:


Although Madibeng Primary School has been participating in the Danone

Nations Cup since 2010, this is the first time they have reached the

provincial finals.   Coach, Tebogo Gaonathebe, believes he has the team

this year to go all the way to the national finals. 

Meanwhile, Moupa Peterse, coach of Willie Theron Primary School, situated in

the small town of De Aar, also believes his team deserves to be in the

national finals.  “We have been participating in this tournament for the

past seven years and have reached the provincial finals twice which I

believe gives us an advantage as I know what to expect.  We were eliminated

in the early stages of the competition last year and I immediately went into

action to build the team for this year.” Four of the players in the current

squad, including team captain Reuben Godfrey played last year. “I am

encouraging the players to take responsibility on the field of play and to

also help motivate the newcomers.”

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