Following the overwhelming success of the inaugural #67 Matches for Madiba soccer tournament powered by Discovery Soccer Park and sponsored by Octagon Chartered Accountants in honour of Mandela Day last year, these partners will again join forces in 2017 and stage this fun-filled sports event as part of efforts to do 67 minutes of good for Madiba.
#67 Matches for Madiba is a 67-match, 5-a-side soccer tournament hosted on behalf of the Smile Foundation – the NGO established at the personal request of Madiba to help a young girl to smile again – with all funds raised going to assist children in Gauteng with facial anomalies in need of corrective surgery.
This year, #67 Matches for Madiba will be held on Sunday, 16 July 2017 ahead of international Mandela Day on Tuesday, 18 July 2017 at the Discovery Soccer Park Wanderers.
#67 Matches for Madiba is open to corporate, social and celebrity soccer teams, and will comprise 33 teams, of 5 players each, that will each play 15 minutes a half in a round robin format.
The top two teams from each group will qualify for the knock-out rounds, with the final two teams battling it out for the main prize of R10 000. In addition to this cash prize, R10 000 will also be awarded in the name of the winning team to the Smile Foundation. The cost to participate is R2500 per team.