SANLAM Kay Motsepe Schools Cup Gauteng provincial finals in Soweto this coming Saturday.
Gauteng will host the eighth Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup provincial
finals on Saturday August 25 at the Nike Football Training Centre in Soweto
The winning school will get R100 000 in prize money which will be used to
fund legacy projects identified by the school.
The participating schools are: Seanamarena Secondary School (
Mapetla-Soweto),Tiisetsong Secondary School ( Thokoza), Jabulile Secondary
School (Orange Farm), Highlands North Boys’ High School (Bramley), Jet Nteo
Secondary School ( Boipatong- Vanderbijlpark), Khanya Lesedi High
(Ratanda-Heidelberg), Rosina Sedibane-Modiba Sports School (Laudium) and the
Transnet Sports School of Excellence( Elandsfontein).
Thabo Mokwena from Tiisetsong Secondary School is looking forward to the
event. The grade 12 pupil will captain his school team on Saturday in their
debut appearance in the provincial finals, with the hope of claiming the
“This is an opportunity of a lifetime!” Mokwena says. “The Sanlam Kay
Motsepe Schools Cup is by far the biggest competition at school level and I
am really glad my school qualified for the provincial finals. I will never
forget taking part in this tournament; this is such an honour for me. I am
currently in matric and winning this tournament means everything to me as I
would like to be remembered at the school after I have left.”
Tiisetsong are relative newcomers to the competition. They took part for the
first time in 2011, but were eliminated at the regional finals of the
competition by the eventual 2011 champions, Johannesburg Secondary School.
Buti Mofokeng, coach of Tiisetsong Secondary, believes they can go further
in the competition. “We set goals as a team at the beginning of this year
and one of the objectives was to get the Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup
silverware into our cabinet.”
Tiisetsong’s strongest competition is more than likely going to come from
Transnet School of Excellence, Rosina Sediban-Modiba Sports School and 2010
provincial champions Jet Nteo Secondary School.
The school that finishes in first place on Saturday, as well as the
runner-up will go on to represent the Gauteng province at the National
Finals of the competition to be held in Bloemfontein from October 2-6.
The participating schools are as follows:
Seanamarela Seanamarena Secondary (Soweto), Tiisetsong Secondary (Thokoza), Jabulile Secondary (Orange Farm), Transnet School of Excellence (
Elandsfontein), Jet Nteo Secondary (Vanderbijlpark), Khanya Lesedi High (Heidelberg), Highlands North Boys High School (Bramley), Rosina Sedibane-Modiba Sports School (Laudium)