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The Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup under the auspices of the South African Schools Football Association (SASFA), is the biggest schools football tournament in the country with prize money of over R3 million. The winner takes home R1 million, R600 000 goes to the runners-up, and R500 000 and R400 000 go to third and fourth – place respectively. Each school that wins their provincial final receives R100 000. The tournament prize money is spent on legacy projects identified by the school.
The Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup is an initiative co-funded by Sanlam, the Ubuntu-Botho Community Development Trust and the Motsepe Family Foundation.
The Sanlam Kay Motsepe Schools Cup, which kicked off on 31 March 2012, is in full steam with Northern Cape, Mpumalanga and Limpopo already preparing for their respective provincial finals on 16 and 26 May and 2 June.
The tournament has received tremendous support in the past and has been extremely successful in uplifting our youth and providing aspiring soccer players with a platform to show off their skills.
Sanlam has had some good successes from this tournament as some of the young stars have been spotted and recruited into the soccer development clinics of our biggest local teams. Sanlam is proudly part of this development. The winning schools and their surrounding communities also benefit from the investment in the upliftment of the schools.
We recognize the huge responsibility and duty that the Motsepe family has to poor, unemployed, disabled, women, youth, workers and marginalized South Africans. We also have an ongoing obligation of nation building, uniting black and white South Africans and contributing towards making Africa and the world a better place.