The school won the provincial tournament hosted by COPA Cup in conjunction with the South African Schools Football Association (SASFA), held at KLOOFVIEW PRIMARY SCHOOL, Rustenburg on Saturday after beating Thuso Thebe High School 2 – 0 in the last match of the round robin fixture.
COPA Cup is a global initiative that gives millions of young football fans the opportunity to come together and celebrate their passion for football, together with a chance to realize their greatest potential by living an active healthy lifestyle.
The South African initiative is all about finding the best Under-15 school team, as well as the most promising Under-15 talent in the country by playing it out with level-by-level knock-outs.
Additionally, COPA Cup ® has added a new innovation to the 2015 edition of the tournament through the new ‘Which Part Will You Play’ initiative. In recognizing that every footballer plays an important role in their team beyond football skills, COPA Cup will be selecting an invitational side, which will compete in the COPA Cup National Finals, comprising of 11 individual ‘characters,’ each themed around the key components which make up a successful football team.
This week, Ayabulela Maxhwele from Rustenburg Educational College was selected to join the invitational side after being identified as The Mastermind following his outstanding long-ball passing technique on the field.
Maxhwele will join the 10 other character selectees at the COPA Cup National Finals scheduled for 26–28 September 2015.
“I am looking forward to the experience. Even though my team did not win the tournament, I am excited to have been selected as the character of the day.” said Maxhwele
“This is by far my best football accolade since I started playing eight years ago.” he added.