U-17s play for local honours

KAIZER Chiefs and SuperSport Tottenham Hotspur Academy have qualified to represent South Africa at the Gauteng Under-17 International tournament in January.

KAIZER Chiefs and SuperSport Tottenham Hotspur Academy have qualified to represent South Africa at the Gauteng Under-17 International tournament in January.

But first they will meet on Sunday to determine the winners of the event, which is sponsored by Gauteng sport, arts, culture and recreation MEC Nelisiwe Mbatha-Mtimkulu's department. The match will take place at Safa Development Centre in Pimville, Soweto.

Twelve teams took part in this second annual tournament.

Mbatha-Mtimkulu said the international tournament would showcase Gauteng's readiness for the World Cup. She said it was also aimed at helping Safa to develop the game and expose youngsters to international soccer.

The opening and closing ceremonies will take place at the revamped Soccer City.

The 12-club tournament will feature teams from Brazil, Argentina, Tunisia, Nigeria, Botswana, Italy and Germany.

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