Man United Premier Cup confirmed
Friday May 12 2006
Johannesburg - The tenth World Finals of the Manchester United Premier Cup will take place in Manchester, England from 8 to 11 August 2006, where the 20 best Under-15 teams from around the world will compete for the winners title and a chance to play at The Theatre of Dreams, Manchester United's Old Trafford Stadium.
To be eligible for the World Finals, over 8000 teams from 45 countries are currently competing in local finals and inter-country competitions to produce the best 20 teams overall.
In South Africa, the local final will be held at SAFA's Development Centre in Pimville, Soweto on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 June, and will feature the following 16 Under-15 teams: Jomo Cosmos, Moroka Swallows, Mamelodi Sundowns, Arcadia Shepherds, Welkom Juventus, Westville Old Boys, Bush Bucks, Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Supersport United, Dlamini XI Experience, Ajax Cape Town, SAFA School of Excellence, Katlehong Junior Stars, Silver Stars and Africa Sport. These teams are a mix of SAFA regional champions and South Africas best academy football teams.
Luyanda Peter, Sports Marketing Manger at Nike South Africa said, The Manchester United Premier Cup gives football crazy kids from around the world the opportunity to come together and compete on an international stage, building relationships across language and cultural barriers and sharing the experience of a lifetime. In the past few years weve taken across very competitive teams from South Africa, and were looking forward to doing so again this year.