SINCE THE formation of the tournament 17 years ago, it has seen footballers from the township emerge, some raising the bar on both local and international stages.
The annual Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge- in honour of the late struggle icon utata Walter Sisulu- serves as community movement more than a tournament, having produced soccer stars under its banner.
Given the fact that the games bring so much joy, the fans are within their rights to demand more and cannot wait for the action.
So what makes the Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge such an exciting tournament?
The man with the answers is Orlando Pirates star Zakhele Lepasa, who’s one of this year’s ambassadors for the tournament.
“You get to play with a lot of freedom,” Lepasa asserted.
The Soweto-born forward was part of Sneke Chillers in the previous edition of the tournament. They are the defending champions.
“There are lots of people watching… it’s exciting to watch raw talent.
“Now the organisers have even introduced night games and the atmosphere here is perfect,” added Lepasa.
It is hosted at the Nike Football Training Centre, Klipspruit –Soweto until mid- December.
To stay updated on the tournament, follow Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge 2019 on Facebook and use the hashtag #DWSSC19 across platforms to follow all the action.
Gates open at 9am daily and entry is free.
Image (Orlando Pirates star Zakhele Lepasa is the product of the Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge).