Fixtures for the Eastern Cape Sasol League stream scheduled for Saturday, 24 September 2016 have been postponed as the Province will hold trials to select 3 teams to play against a visiting Germany women football team from the State of Lower Saxony.

Fixtures for the Eastern Cape Sasol League stream scheduled for Saturday, 24 September 2016 have been postponed as the Province will hold trials to select 3 teams to play against a visiting Germany women football team from the State of Lower Saxony.

The postponed fixtures will be played on Saturday, 1 October 2016.

The visit by the team from the State of Lower Saxony in Germany is part of an agreement between the Eastern Cape government and State of Lower Saxony.

The programme started in 1995 and part of it is Sports Development.

Football has benefitted immensely through this programme through training of coaches and referees and also playing some matches against other teams from Germany and also having the opportunity to tour Germany in 2014.

We have clustered our Province into 3 clusters:

  1. Cluster 1: SAFA OR Tambo, SAFA Joe Gqabi and SAFA Alfred Nzo.
  2. Cluster 2: SAFA Buffalo city, SAFA Amathole and SAFA Chris Hani.
  3. Cluster 3: SAFA NMB and SAFA Sarah Baartman

The clusters will select a cluster team on Saturday, 24 September 2016 to play the Germans as follow:

  1. Cluster 1 vs. the Germans, Thursday, 06 October 2016 at 15h00 at the Mthatha Stadium in Mthatha.
  2. Cluster 2 vs. the Germans, Sunday, 09 October 2016 at 15h00 at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in Mdantsane.
  3. Cluster 3 vs. the Germans, Tuesday, 11 October 2016 at the Rhodes University sports fields.

The visiting team will land in South Africa on Wednesday, 05 October 2016.

Please find below the information as provided by our stakeholders (DSRAC) about the Lower Saxon Women Football team to tour Eastern Cape from 05 – 13 October 2016.


The woman team of SV Union Meppen was founded in 1991 by Jürgen Manthey, who has been the team coach for lots of years. Since this foundation his three daughters have been part of this football team. Two of them still play football and look forward to travel to South Africa next month.

In 2001 we promote in the `Oberliga Niedersachsen`, which is the fourth tier of the woman football league system in Germany and the highest league in the German state of Lower Saxony. The league is split into a western and an eastern group, so that the individual teams don´t have to travel to long distances. Both groups consist of twelve members. For several years we’ve tried to be champion of this league and this year we achieved our common purpose. First we won the championship of the western group, then we defeated the winner team of the eastern group.

Additionally, we participate in the Lower Saxony Cup competition every year. In this competition teams take part, which plays in the `Regionalliga` – the third tier of the woman football league. In the last three years we won this Cup and therefore we get the opportunity to participate the DFB-Cup competition (Cup of the German Football Association).

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