Girls shine at provincial football championships


Kuruman - Rooiwal Primary school’s under 13 girls’ football team from the Namaqua district will represent the province at the national football championships in Pretoria later this year. This follows their scintillating victory at the provincial girls’ football championships that were held in Kuruman over the weekend.


Kuruman sport grounds were abuzz this past weekend with under 13 and 17 girls from ten schools around the province.


To be crowned the provincial championships, Rooival girls had to overcome a stiff competition from their opponents, Kareeville Primary School.


Meanwhile in the girls under 17, it was a different ball game, Theron High School from Pixley Ka Seme district won the under 17 edition following their convincing 3-1 win against Bosele High School. They will also represent the province in the national championships in Pretoria.


There were also awards to players who produced outstanding skills with five players from each age group selected for the national squad trials.


President of the South African Schools Football Association (SASFA) Northern Cape, Dickson Moleko, emphasized the importance of the tournament as the breeding ground for players to be scouted for the national woman’s team.


“Girls must be more involved into football to realise their dreams of representing the country. These games are a platform to stand a chance of donning the national colours. Many great names of women’s football like Mpumi Nyandeni and Portia Modise started in this tournament before they were recognized internationally,” said said Moleko.


He also called on parents to support their children who are interested in women’s football.