Sasfa out to sting cheats

THE South African Schools Football Association (Sasfa) has promised to tie up all loose ends before its inaugural Metropolitan Schools League kicks off, after discrepancies were exposed in the previous tournament.

Sasfa's national coordinator Themba Tshabalala said they were looking forward to an exciting development tool aimed at enriching the lives of players under 16.

"We hope that the games will be as clean as possible. Our 'scorpions' will be out in full force to ensure full compliance with regard to (identity) documents at all levels to avoid any form of cheating and corruption at the coming tournament," Tshabalala said yesterday.

The provincial championships of the Under-16 tournament start in Mpumalanga on August 5 and Western Cape on August 15.

The action will then swing to KwaZulu-Natal on August 22, North West seven days later and Free State, Limpopo and Northern Cape on September 5. It will be Eastern Cape's turn on September 12 and Gauteng will stage its matches on September 19.

The national finals will be hosted by the city of Matlosana in North West from September 29 to October 3.