The 2016 SAFA / BURGER KING u19 Men’s Champions will be rewarded by BURGER KING.

The 2016 SAFA / BURGER KING u19 Men’s Champions will be rewarded by BURGER KING.

Over and above the trophy and medals on offer, each player from the winning team will walk away with a Burger King goodie bag which includes a two-hundred-and-fifty-rand (R250) voucher to use at any Burger King outlet.

There are also five individual prizes to be handed over:
1. KING of the Tournament (Player of the Tournament
2. WHOPPER of a Goal of the Tournament (best goal of the Tournament)
3. Top Goal scorer of the Tournament
4. Goalkeeper of the Tournament
5. Referee of the Tournament

The winners of these categories will receive a five-hundred-rand (R500) Burger King voucher each.

Gauteng will face Santos in the final that will be played on Sunday, 18 December at Phillipi Stadium in Cape Town at 15h00.

Earlier in the day, Mpumalanga will battle it our for bronze against Cape Town City.

Kickoff is at 11h15 at the same venue.

The 2016 edition of the Burger King-sponsored tournament has seen some of the youngest players on the field.

Brett van De Schyff of Ajax Cape Town is the youngest at 14 years and 57 days.

The oldest players are Fabian van Zyl of Northern Cape and Mpumalanga’s Mokaila Maesela who are 17 years and 96 days.

Western Cape and Ajax Cape Town have the youngest squad averaging 16 years.

The tournament average player age is 17 years and 23 days.

Mpumalanga is the only team that has twins in their squad – Thamsanqa and Quinton Hlatshwayo – who are sixteen years old.

Burger King is using this competition to unearth and nurture the next generation of players to turn out for the South African u20 Men’s National Team in line with SAFA’s Vision 2022.

This competition has produced players like Jody February of Ajax Cape Town and Denwin Farmer of Supersport United – they featured in the first edition played two years ago in Bloemfontein. Supersport United were crowned inaugural champions after beating Ajax Cape Town on penalties.

The involvement of Burger King was also evident, with the preparations of the South African u17 Men’s National Team, who qualified for the u17 FIFA World Cup, Chile 2015 tournament.

The partnership has reaped benefits for SAFA and the players, as some of them have graduated to the SA u20 Men’s National Team that played in the final of the COSAFA u20 Cup in Rustenburg, and will be competing in the u20 Africa Cup of Nations 2017 scheduled for Zambia.

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