The NMMU Soccer Charity Cup was held on the 24th and 25th of April at the North and South campus fields. Twenty two teams entered the annual schools soccer tournament that is organised by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s third year Sport Management students. The three main objectives of the tournament is to provide a practical learning opportunity for the third year students, to help in the development of soccer at grass roots level as well as giving back to the community.

This event was started in 2002 and has grown tremendously each year. This years’ tournament saw twelve U19 teams, six U16 teams and four girls’ teams battle it out for top honours. Urban Academy clenched the U19 division, with Bethelsdorp High School claiming both the U16 and girls divisions.

The third year Sport Management students choose the charity they wish to support and all proceeds from the tournament were given to Sinethemba Children’s Care Centre. This included R3000 fuel voucher, a R2000 prepaid electricity voucher and two irons and ironing boards. Sinethemba Children's Care Centre is situated in Korsten in Port Elizabeth. They provide an essential service of community based care for vulnerable children.


From left to right: Devon Harvey, Thando Loliwe, Signoria Qolani, Kevin Carrol, Feroz Khan, Sindile Bungane.