PICS: A ball of a time for all at Kapstadt Cup

By Venecia Valentine Time of article published Oct 15, 2018

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Cape Town - It was a ball of a weekend at the eighth annual Kapstadt Cup held at Hartleyvale Stadium.

After a sporty opening ceremony on Friday night, featuring the grand master DJ Ready D and singer Jimmy Nevis, the matches kicked off and players brought their A-game.

A total of 800 players between seven and 13, from 22 clubs, and making up 80 teams participated.

But it was the lunch time shenanigans that had spectators in stitches, as celebrity teams the Media Rock Stars, the Comedian Team, Ex-PSL Legends and FC Kapstadt, went head to head in action-packed matches to find out who has balls of steel.

BATTLE: Devdondidit is one-on-one with an opponent. Photo: Phando Jikelo.African News Agency/ANA
SHOT STOPPER: Lance Witten of the Media Rock Stars on defensive duty. Photo: Phando Jikelo. AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY/ANA
FOR THE FUN OF IT: Media Rock Stars, Comedian Team, ex-PSL Players, FC Kapstadt players huddle together. Photo: Phando Jikelo. African News Agency/ANA
POSE: Leigh-Anne Williams, Patricia de Lille and event organiser Zaid Omar. Photo: Phando Jikelo. African News Agency/ANA

Kenwyn Davids had the tough role of the goalie in the Comedian Team aka The Funky Lemons who wore a bright yellow soccer kit and led by comedian Yaaseen Barnes.

“I brought my best defense and managed to save a few goals for my team,” says Kenwyn.

Devon Saunders, aka Devdondidit, was on the Media Rock Stars’ team and scored two goals.

“These journalists are skillful and superfit, I guess they need to be as they need to run from the tear gas,” he joked.

Expresso’s Katlego Maboe also showed off some fancy footwork and impressive headers.

In the end, the Media Rock Stars came out tops beating the Comedians 4-2.

FC Kapstadt president Zaid Omar says the tournament was another massive success.

“We are glad to confirm that we are nailing our vision of providing a platform for grassroots footballers to develop and rise to fame,” he says.

ENGAGE: Jimmy Nevis interacting with youngsters. Photo: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency/ANA
SPIN-OFF: DJ Ready D giving a display of his music for the curious children. Photo: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency/ANA
TOPPING HIS TOE-TAP: Kids couldn’t get enough of Khris Njokwana’s impressive moves. Photo: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency/ANA
SUPPORT: Shaamilah Omar and Carlyn Rhode had a great time at the Kapstadt 2018 Cup. Photo: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency/ANA
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