Registration for Kay Motsepe Schools Football Cup Kicks off on Inqaku.com
The Motsepe Foundation and the Department of Basic Education today announced the launch of a multi-million rand partnership for the development of schools football, further supported by SAFA and the Department of Sports and Recreation. SAFA President Dr. Danny Jordaan, Bafana Bafana head coach Shakes Mashaba, and head of SAFA’s schools committee Mzimkhulu Fina were present alongside co-founders of the Motsepe Foundation, Patrice and Dr. Precious Motsepe, and Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga.
During the first five years of the sponsorship, an amount of R55 million will be shared between the Kay Motsepe Schools Football Cup, ABC Motsepe Eisteddfod, Choral and Traditional Music and the Kay Motsepe Schools Netball Cup. The Motsepe Foundation will contribute an additional R62,5 million towards these initiatives between 2021 and 2025.
All the 25,000 public and private schools in South Africa from the rural and urban areas have been invited to participate in all three competitions.
The Kay Motsepe Schools Football Cup has been in operation for the last 10 years and is regarded as having the largest prize money in the world for schools football; with the winning school receiving R1 million from a total annual prize money of R3,4 million. The school that comes second receives prize money of R600,000 and the school that comes third receives prize money of R400,000. Provincial champions will receive prize money of R100,000 each.
Schools wishing to participate in the Kay Motsepe Schools Football Cup must register their players at Inqaku.com.
“This partnership is a great platform and vehicle that will assist our Vision 2022 goals,” explained the SAFA President, Dr. Danny Jordaan. “We have insisted that we need to increase the number of participants that play the game of football and the biggest potential of growth lies within schools. We believe it is within schools that the future Bafana Bafana stars will be identified. We have also introduced the online registration platform called Inqaku for all schools football registrations. This will assist us in having a database for all the players and curb the age cheating syndrome.”
Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe, added, “Sports and music make an important contribution to the growth and development of our youth and helps them become good role models. My father-in-law, Mr. ABC Motsepe, loved schools football and choral and traditional music. Before he started his businesses, the school of which he was a headmaster participated in schools football and choral and traditional music competitions.”
In the next two weeks district level competitions will begin. Check with your SAFA LFA secretaries for more information.