Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
THE Free State's 32 Schools Mini World Cup reaches its climax this weekend when the curtain comes down on the last four teams standing, with Ivory Coast being the sole African survivors and hope.
The tournament, played under the auspices of the South African Schools Football Association (Sasfa) in conjunction with the province's department of sports, arts, culture and recreation, kicked off in February in a bid to raise awareness of the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
Ivory Coast, represented by Louis Botha High School, face Serbia (Kutlwanong High) in the semifinal.
The other semifinal clash is being contested by tournament favourites Australia (Harmony Academy) and the equally tough Switzerland (Kgoro ya Thuto) in games billed for the Botshabelo Stadium today.
The first semifinal kicks off at 10am, while the second starts at noon.
The final and bronze medal playoff will take place tomorrow.
Tomorrow's programme starts at 8am.
After the third-place playoff at 10am, there will be an exhibition game between a Free State Cabinet Xl and a Free State Senior Management Xl at noon, which will be followed by the final.