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2008-06-06: Joburg hosts the Second Mayoral Cup

THE City of Johannesburg in partnership with SAFA Joburg is hosting the last leg of its 2nd Mayoral Cup Tournament at Eldorado Park Stadium on the 7th and 8th June, 2008.

The annual Mayoral Cup is an important sports occasion which encourages participation and competition. The tournament goes a long way in nurturing talent, building character and introducing positive attributes to communities. It also enforces discipline and cultivates perseverance.

Clearly the challenge of taking young people away from drugs is a very big issue and, therefore, an initiative like this serves to support a broader campaign to fight against drugs and substance abuse.

The Under-17 Joburg Mayoral Cup is themed Stars of today legends of tomorrow and continues to promote social unity and maintain sound relationship between communities, local football structures, and the City.

Men and Ladies soccer teams from twelve local Football Associations in the Citys seven Regions will take part in this years tournament. Shibibos, banana kicks, tsamayas and many more tricks will be on display IT IS TALENT GALORE!!!

The defending champions The Fabulous Ladies and Eldorado FA will be put the test as they try to defend their championship.

Amongst others, a soccer legend, Brain Muir and other soccer legends including football scouts will be in attendance. Another key objective of the Mayoral Cup was to highlight the contribution made by football legends from the 1970s and 1980s to developing the sport in preparation for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

The City has made an undertaking to make sure that football legends in the city play an active role in raising awareness of the World Cup and the development of the beautiful game.

Joburg, a City where community development, personal growth and social mobility are enhanced so that challenges of poverty, vulnerability, inequality and social exclusion are fundamentally addressed.

For more information on this event, contact: Junior Ramovha on 083 658 1268 or Krish Pather on 082 466 2291