Birds host Sakhabanqobi tourney

Moroka Swallows are proud to announce that plans for the third annual Sakhabanqobi (meaning creating winners) Youth Tournament, are well on track.

We have scaled the teams down to 24 entries, although we did want it to be maximum of 16 but due to public demand we decided to increase the total to 24 clubs, Michelle Varner, Marketing and Events Manager at Swallows, told the clubs official website.

Varner confirmed that there had been a phenomenal response to the tournament.

We had a very good response from teams wishing to participate, but as we said it was on a first-come-first-served basis.

We had our full quota long before the closing date for applications.

Junior teams from Castle Premiership sides Mamelodi Sundowns, SuperSport United, Silver Stars and Swallows have been seeded in each of the four groups.

The Junior Birds are the current title holders and are expected to put up a strong performance at the annual competition.

Varner also confirmed that prizes will be awarded to the top goal-scorer, goalkeeper and player of the tournament.

Monetary prizes for the four top sides are as follows:

Winners:          R12000

Runners-up:     R8000

Third place:     R4000

Fourth place:   R2000

The organisers have also lined-up a range of entertainment activities for the fans.

Regular updates on the Sakhabanqobi Tournament can be found on the Moroka Swallows website:

- 'Birds' Under-15s through to the final
- 'Birds' Under-17s win the league
- 'In The Birds Nest'
- Hunt - 'He will be our next captain'
- In the 'Birds' nest
- In the 'Birds' nest
- Swallows to hold trials
- Birds host Sakhabanqobi tourney
- The Junior Birds Update
- Join the Birds' U17 tournament!

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SAA Supa 8 Semi-final
Swallows v Kaizer Chiefs
Venue: ABSA Stadium

Saturday, September 30
Castle Premiership
Ajax v Moroka Swallows
Venue: Newlands Stadium

Sunday, October 15
Castle Premiership
Moroka Swallows v Cosmos
Venue: Germiston Stadium

Sunday, October 22
Castle Premiership
Arrows v Moroka Swallows
Venue: King Zwelithini

Sunday, September 17
Castle Premiership
0-0 vs Benoni P. United
Venue: Meadowlands Stadium

Wednesday, September 13
Castle Premiership (POSTPONED)
Moroka Swallows vs Orlando Pirates
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Sunday, September 10
Castle Premiership
1-0 vs Silver Stars
Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Saturday, August 26
Castle Premiership
0-2 vs Black Leopards
Venue: Thohoyandou Stadium

Sunday, August 20
SAA Supa 8 Q/F
2-1 vs Silver Stars
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