SOCCER brilliance was displayed at the Dumpy Adams Stadium on Saturday when 19 teams of U13 players in the Build It multi-million rand zonal final in the Chris Hani District took each other on head-on for the coveted title.
The teams of Cala, Cofimvaba, Komani and Whittlesea represented the Chris Hani district while other teams taking part in the tournament were from as far as Peddie, East London and Engcobo.
The Whittlesea team played five games, won three, lost one and drew one.
Engcobo also played five games, won two, drew two and lost one. The Cofimvaba team, as reflected in the score sheets, played five games but there are no other records of how many it lost, won or drew. Five matches were played at one particular time and The Rep could not cover all matches.
In the final four matches Buffalo City lost 1-0 to Whittlesea while Centane beat Mdantsane 3-1. Centane took the crown when it beat Whittlesea 1-0 in the final game.
Project manager, Monwabisi Jaza said the games were the final of stream C, which covered the areas of Buffalo City Metro Municipality, Amathole, Joe Gqabi and Chris Hani district municipalities.
National director of the tournament Les Pillay said the tournament started in 2006 and was aimed at producing soccer players of note, who would represent the country. He said the tourney had grown over the years.
Pillay said the tournament ended at zonal level and the Build It group was planning to have provincial and national finals in the future. The group had spent more than R6-million on the tournament this year.