Engen Knockout Challenge back to unearth more talent
Leading youth tournament, The Engen Knockout Challenge, is back for yet another instalment which is set to kick-off in Port Elizabeth in July.
It will move to Kwazulu Natal – Moses Mabhida Outerfields, Durban from 8 July and then to Western Cape – Parow Park (Home Of Vasco Da Gama), Cape Town from 15 July.
Free State – Grey College, Bloemfontein will be the host on 22 July.
The last leg of the tournament will be held at Gauteng – Marks Park Sports Club, Emmarentia from 29 July.
The tournament has helped to unearth some of the current Bafana Bafana playing squad, including Ajax Amsterdam’s Thulani Serero and Supersport United’s Ronwen Williams and Thato Mokeke.
2016 marks 13 years of supporting youth football. After a decade, the tournament has entrenched its position as one of the country’s premier platforms for spotting promising football talent and plays a major role in the development of young players in South Africa.
One of the key rules and life skill elements of the tournament is that all teams stay throughout the duration of the tournament so they can continue to learn and support their contemporaries.
The provinces that are not taking part in this competition are Northern Cape, North West, Mpumalanga and Limpopo Province.
The draw for the Eastern Cape leg of the 2017 Engen Under-17 Knockout Challenge was completed at the at the Glenville Celtic clubhouse on Wednesday afternoon.