Future Champs International Tournament 2013

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Nike Football pitch

Nike Football pitch

I had the privilege to take part in the Future Champs International Tournament 2013 as part of the Media and PR team. The Tournament is in it’s fifth year and this was my first time being involved. It was held at the Nike Football Center in Soweto. The tournament was a week long (25 March -30 March) and the players got one day off to tour the beautiful Gauteng.

Media Registration

Media Registration

Quinton Fortune and I

Quinton Fortune and I

There were 4 South African teams in the tournament and eight international teams.

Namely:

Group A

SAFA Sedibeng  (SA)

Sporting Lisbon Academy (Portugal)

K-Stars (Zambia)

Me and Matheus Pareira of Sporting Lisbon

Me and Matheus Pareira of Sporting Lisbon

Lebo, Lethabo,Sporting Lisbon Academy team and I

Lebo, Lethabo,Sporting Lisbon Academy team and I

Group B

JHB Secondary (SA)

Everton FC (England)

Aspire Academy (Qatar)

 

Me and Carlos Lopez a.k.a Pauly D (Club Tijuana)

Me and Carlos Lopez a.k.a Pauly D (Club Tijuana)

Group C

University of South Africa (SA)

Young Zebras (Botswana)

Club Tijuana (Mexico)

Group D

SuperSport United Academy (SA)

Clube Atletico (Brazil)

Bridge FC (Nigeria)

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Out of all the teams these 4 international teams went through to the Semi-Finals: played on Friday 29 March 2013:

Sporting Lisbon Academy

Everton FC

Clun Tijuana

Clube Atletico Mineiro

Everton FC played against the Brazilian team, Clube Atletico Mineiro, and they beat them 1-0 to qualify for the final.

Aspire Academy being escorted by cops

Aspire Academy being escorted by cops

SuperSport United and Aspire Academy of Qatar had a brawl during their match yesterday(Friday ) and that lead to both  teams being disqualified.  By default University of South Africa and K-Stars moved to 5th and 6th place.

 

Club Tijuana took the 2013 Future Champions Gauteng Cup after played a 1-1 draw against Everton FC and beat them 4-3 on penalties.

It was really an amazing experience for  me and I enjoyed it all. I got to make new friends and associates, understand sports more and all that goes on behind the scenes of organising a huge event. As a person who wants to get into the PR industry it was very informative and I thank those who gave me this opportunity.

Cant wait for next year!!!!

Image source: http://www.future-champions.net

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