SAFA : Futsal Interprovincial Tournament kicks- off

SAFA : Futsal Interprovincial Tournament kicks- off

The 2016 SAFA Futsal Interprovincial tournament kicked off at the Orlando Communal Hall, Soweto with great excitement with players intent on impressing scouts and the national technical team.

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South Africa will host the 5th Edition of the CAF Futsal Cup of Nations, and are using this inter-provincial tournament to finalize the squad that will represent the country between 15 – 24 April 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Limpopo opened the games with an exciting 6- 3 win over Northern Cape in group A, while Gauteng Invitational side opened group B with a 4-2 win over Mpumalanga. Eastern Cape beat Free State 3-2 while reigning champions Zulu Natal opened their encounter against the North West whom they walloped 10-1.

Hosts Gauteng beat Limpopo 5-1 in the second match of group A, while Mpumalanga were beaten 1-4 by the Western Cape. Free State lost a very close encounter 4-5 against the Northern Cape.

The last three matches of day 1 saw North West get a 7-2 hammering by the Gauteng Invitational side and hosts Gauteng top Group A after an entertaining match against the Eastern Cape, where they came out 6-2 victors.

Western Cape then produced a shocking win when they beat reigning champions KwaZulu Natal 3-4 to top Group B with 6 points after the first day of action.