DStv eKasi Champ of Champs returns on Youth Day.

Eight teams in and around Gauteng are gearing up for the 2023 edition of the DSTV Ekasi Champ of Champs tournament. The Kasi tournament, which is now in its second edition, will see eight of the best teams, battle it out to determine Bosso ke Mang in the province between June 16 and July 2. The tournament was officially launched during a spectacular ceremony in Pimville, Soweto, on Tuesday, June 6.

DStv has partnered with tournament founders, Phyllis Games, for a celebration of the pure essence of Mzansi football through this three-week-long DStv eKasi Champ of Champs tournament. The tournament will be played at the KwaMahlobo grounds in Meadowlands, Moletsane Sports Complex in Moletsane, with the final to be staged at the Dobsonville stadium.

The DStv eKasi Champ of Champs which brings flair, skill, and flamboyance in abundance, had all the champions from the east, north, west, south, and central Gauteng regions play in five qualifier tournaments with eight teams per tournament from the surrounding townships. The champions from these five tournaments qualified for the 2023 DStv eKasi Champ of Champs tournament together with three invitational champions from outside Gauteng – Ramokoka United (North West), Ramatlaohle FC (Limpopo), and Phaphama FC (Mpumalanga).

The tournament will use a plate and cup competition format to determine winners. Teams will play in a round robin, and group winners and runners up will play for the main prize of R250 000 (Cup). The bottom two teams in both groups will play for R70 000 (Plate Section).

Prize Money Split:

Cup Plate
1st Prize: R250 000 1st Prize: R70 000
2nd Prize: R75 000 2nd Prize: R25 000
3rd Prize: R10,000 3rd Prize: R10,000
4th Prize: R5000 4th Prize: R5000

Group A: Group B:
Free Agent FC Soweto Super United FC
Covid-19 FC Black Poison FC
Ramokoka United, Swidi Wodwa FC
Ramatlaohle FC Phaphama FC

Opening Day Fixtures, June 16: Kwa Mahlobo Grounds, Meadowlands
11 a.m.: Free Agent vs. COVID-19 FC
1pm: Ramatlahohle FC vs. Ramokoka United
3 p.m.: Black Poison FC vs. Swidi Wodwa FC

Saturday, June 17
1pm: Phaphama FC vs. Soweto Super United

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