Engen Petroleum, together with Santos and the Mitchells Plain Football District, will be hosting a Under-17 Knock-out tournament at the Westridge Sports complex on the 10th and 11th of July 2004.
This is the Cape Town leg of Engen's nationwide venture, (which also took place in Durban and will also be happen in Port Elizabeth), to show it's commitment to football, with the aim of enhancing and developing the beautiful game at grass roots level.
The tournament will comprise of 16 teams, which will be divided into four groups consisting of four teams each and will be played on a round-robin basis.
The top two teams in each group will progress to the quarter-final stages, which will also mark the start of the knock-out rules being put into effect.
The Tournament kicks-off at 8h30am on Saturday morning and promises to be a day filled with brilliant football and excellent entertainment.
During the course of the tournament the Sports Science Institute of South Africa will conduct a Life Skills and Mentoring programme.
Former Bafana Bafana coach Clive Barker will head a panel of selectors, which includes Marc Batchelor, Duncan Crowie, Harold Legodi and Boebie Williams, who will select four players and a coach to join Engen to go on a UK tour during July.
The 12 players and 3 coaches will then have the opportunity to watch the Milk Cup that takes place in Belfast, Ireland, train and learn alongside the likes of clubs such as Manchester United, Charlton Athletic and Leeds United where they will also have a chance to meet SA heroes Lucas Radebe, Shaun Bartlett and Quinton Fortune.