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ORLANDO Pirates's seven-a-side Corporate Challenge will be played at the University of Johannesburg sportsgrounds in Auckland Park on October 25.
Now in its eighth year, the event is arguably the largest corporate seven-a-side soccer tournament in South Africa.
More than 120 teams are expected to take part. The tournament usually attracts competitors from as far afield as Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. A total of 96 teams took part in last year's tournament, which was won by The Citizen newspaper after defeating the 2007 winners IDC on penalties.
Mahlaku Nkuna, the event's coordinator, said clubs that are interested in being part of this year's tournament will have to pay R2000 registration before the October 19 deadline.
"We have been inundated with telephone enquiries from representatives of teams in South Africa and neighbouring countries who want to play in this year's tournament," Nkuna said.
"We are delighted that the tournament is growing in leaps and bounds. On the day of the tournament, members of the public will also get an opportunity to rub shoulders with members of the Orlando Pirates senior team."
With R80000 set aside for the prizes, this year's winners will pocket R40000, the runners-up R15000, while third- and fourth-placed teams will get R10000 and R5000 respectively.
Teams finishing in the top eight each get R2500.
"The event plays host not only to more than 1000 players but will see more than 3000 spectators, family members and supporters enjoying the day's festivities, including good music, kids' activities and signing sessions with their favourite players."
Companies interested in participating in the event should contact Mahlaku on 011-484-2084 or e-mail email@example.com.