Clapham, Sans Stars, gets third in Gauteng SKMSC04/Aug/2014 06:21
Mamelodi Sundowns youngsters did well to earn third place in the Gauteng Provincial Finals of the Sanlam Kay Motsepe Cup representing Clapham High School at the Giant Stadium. The provincial championship was won by Holy Trinity Catholic School, who walked away with the R100 000 prize, with Thabo Jabula taking second spot.
Holy Trinity will represent Gauteng in the finals of the Sanlam Kay Motsepe Cup.
Clapham played without some of their leading players, nine of whom were called up at various national levels from the squad of 25 who were preparing to defend their title as national champions in this lucrative tournament.
The players called up included Mojeka Madisha (U20), Senzo Ndlongolo, Leo Alphonso, Jason Skeepers, Mpumelelo Hlatshwayo, Siphelele Khebisi, Lovers Malatsi and Tebogo Rahlogo, all U19 ( Malatsi and Alphoso were released from the national team days before the weekend tournament) and Notha Ngcobo and Thando Makumelo in the U17.
Sundowns Head of Technical Mike Ntombela, said that the youngsters who remained had ac ham Third
quitted themselves well, adding that Sundowns took the call-up of the young boys seriously and wanted to support SAFA in its development initiatives by making any players called up available. The opportunity to represent their country at any level, he said, was also important in the development of the mental strength of the young players.
The U15 team has left for the UK to participate in the Manchester United Premier Cup after winning the local leg of the tournament.