Clubless Mandla Masango, pay tribute to Copa Cup

Clubless Mandla Masango, pay  tribute to  Copa Cup


Cyril Zigo

Cyril Zigo

Many of South Africa’s brightest stars began their careers at COPA Cup From Orlando Pirates stars Happy Jele and Andile Jali, who is now living his dream of playing in Europe with KV Oostende, to Bafana Bafana winger Mandla Masango, who was a goal-scoring hero again in his last national team match against Mauritius, COPA Cup has provided a platform for many of our country’s stars to build a career for themselves in the game.

Masango, who made his PSL debut in the 2007/08 season has been capped at every international level for South Africa from Under-17 through to the senior national side, recognises the impact the COPA Cup tournament had on his young career.  “It was great for us to compete against players, not just from our neighboring schools but from the rest of the province and from the rest of the country at the National Finals,” Masango said of his COPA Cup experience.

“Competing in COPA Cup was a big test of my skills, we came up against some very good teams at the national level.” he added

Copa Cup South Africa’s Senior Communications Manager: Brand Experience, Fetsi Mbele, commented, “The COPA Cup tournament provides a platform for teens to be active, to make new friends and to learn what it takes to be part of a team. It brings soccer fans together and allows everyone to celebrate their love and passion for the game. We are extremely excited about ‘Which Part Will You Play’ initiative and we believe it will add a thrilling new dimension to this year’s competition.”

The 2015 COPA Cup season kicked-off in May, and continues this weekend with the North West Province Provincial Finals taking place in Rustenburg.

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