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Salim United fall short in Semi Final

SAFA Overberg Regional Nedbank Cup winners of 2018, Salim United FC could not emulate last season's winners by qualifying for the next round of the Nedbank Cup.

They lost 2-0 in their semifinal and could not progress any further. Irrespective of the result, they were great ambassadors of our Region. We are proud of you.

SAB & RPD Matches of 3/4 November Postponed

The scheduled Regional League matches for SAB and RPD have been postponed of this upcoming weekend. They will take place at a later stage. They make way for an urgent called meeting by the Regional President with all SAB, RPD clubs and referees.

The meeting will be held in Gansbaai on Sunday the 4th November 2018 at 11:00. Specific venue to be communicated.

SAB Kits Received

The 2018/2019 SAFA Overberg season teams have recently received their SAB sponsored kits from Regional President, Mr Tankiso Modipa at an event in Hermanus.

The clubs were extremely grateful for this as the running of clubs in this big Region is quite taxing, and any assistance is appreciated.

Regional Leagues Transfer window open

The Regional Leagues (SAB and RPD) transfer window will be open as from today, 8 October to end of October.

Regional PTO Workshop coming to Overberg

SAFA Western Cape will be hosting its Regional PTO Workshop with SAFA Overberg from 26 to 29 Ocotber 2018 in the Region. The idea is to share the Startegic Plan of the Province. Venue and times will be communicated.

SAFA Overberg Awards Evening

The SAFA Overberg Awards Evening was hosted on Saturday 8 September 2018 at the Swartberg Primary School Hall. The 2017/2018 including the 2018 Nedbank and Premier Cup competitions were celebrated.

Special mention must go to our guest speakers on the event. Mr Archie Klass, Deputy Mayor of Overberg District; Mr Matsemela Morobi of Nedbank; and Ms Candly Lee De Sousa of the SAFA Law Firm. Messages of support were overwhelming.

The Swartberg Secondary School Choir delivered entertaining items of music to an appreciative crowd of over 300 attendees. Needless to say, the Region can be proud of the display it put up for its members on the evening.

Salim United crowned SAFA Overberg Regional Nedbank Cup Champions 2018.

On the SAFA Overberg Nedbank Cup Day of Finals which was held at Glaskasteel, Bredasdorp, the four finals of the Region delivered excellent and exciting football.

The Plate final was won by newbies Police FC, who dispatched Early Birds FC by 6-2. The Bowl final was a close affair where Morning Stars FC were eventual winners when they beat Young Killers FC 3-2.

The Shield final between I&J Express FC and Zama Zama FC was even closer, where it went down to penalties after a 3-3 draw at full time. Express clsoing it out 5-4 on penalties.

The Trophy final was a great display of Overberg football. Professional Tigers FC and Salim United FC clashed and had an ebb and flow to their encounters. With attacking and counterattacking at the order of the day. Salim United eventually overcame by 2-1 and lifted the Nedbank cup Trophy.

Mt Pleasant Ladies FC Crowned SAFA Overberg Regional Ladies League Champions

Congratulations go to Mt Pleasant Ladies FC for lifting the SAFA Overberg Ladies Division Championship. Their consistent performances over the season has allowed them to lift the title.

Solyx Knights FC crowned Regional U19 Series Champions.

Congratulations goes to the Solyx Knights FC from Gansbaai. With one match to go, they have already a gap that cannot be closed. They are the inaugural winners of the Championship.

Regional Cup Draw Event

The Draw for the Premier and Nedbank Cup competitions took place on Friday the 27th July at Caledon Casino, Millhouse room.

To great excitement, the draw culminated into all participating teams loving their prospects of the competition.

SAB & RPD Meeting for 2018/2019 Season

The first meeting of the SAB and regional Premier Division takes place on Sunday 22 July at 11:00. The venue is the Caledon Casino. All participating clubs to attend this important first briefing of the season.

The Nedbank and Premier Cups will be discussed, as well as other related discussion points.

The Premier Cup Wild Card Draws will also take place.

Morning Stars FC buy ABC Motsepe Status from Barcelona FC

Morning Stars FC have fulfilled their dream of playing in the ABC Motsepe League, when they bought the status from Barcelona FC of Beaufort West. With SAFA Overberg Regional President, Mr Modipa heading the negotiations, it was signed and sealed the past weekend.

They will be participating in the 2018/2019 season and challenging for a playoff spot for NFD honours.

Nedbank & Premier Cup

The 2018/2019 Season will be kicking off the SAB League and newly established Regional Premier Division with the Nedbank Cup (SAB) and Premier Cup (RPD).

They will run concurrently, but will have their finals on 2 seperate dates as indicated on the calendar.

Two (2) wild card entries from LFA clubs will be added to make the 14 team, a 16 team draw. Clubs wishing to enter can put in their entries to the League Co-ordinator via their LFAs.

TWK U15 Championship determined

Congratulations to All Stars FC for winning the TWK U15 final, when they beat Professional Tigers FC 2-1. Compounding on their 2-0 victory from the first leg in Grabouw, the week before.

They received their medals and trophy from SAFA Overberg Regional President and NEC member, Mr Tankiso Modipa.

Western Cape Provincial U21 Trials hosted successfully in Overberg

On Saturday 30 June, the SAFA Western Cape province hosted its U21 trials in Bredasdorp at the Glaskasteel Sports Fields, to greta apprecaition of all attending Regions.

With SAFA Overberg, SAFA Cape Town, SAFA Eden and SAFA Cape Winelands in attendance, a squad of 17 with 5 stand by players were eventually named, with 3 SAFA Overberg players making the cut.

Congratulations to Mzamo Sikade, Sydwell Dyushu and Mawande Kutwana for being selected to the squad. We are proud of you.

Thanks to Cape Agulhas LFA for being excellent hosts and providing fantastic facilities.

LFA Playoffs a great Success

The recent LFA Playoffs for SAB Leagfue participation, was a great success, hosted at the Glaskasteel Sports Grounds in Bredasdorp.

The 6 LFA winners competed and Ocean Stars FC (Gansbaai LFA) and Bredasdorp United FC (Cape Agulhas LFA) qualified with their excellent performances. They will proceed to the SAB League, and the other four LFA winners, SA Police FC (Theewaterskloof LFA); SWD United FC (Swellendam LFA); Amajence FC (Kleinmond LFA and Ithemba Sporting FC (Hermanus LFA) will form part of the newly established Regional Premier League.

Morning Stars FC fall short of Promise

Regional SAB League Winners of SAFA Overberg, Morning Stars FC fell short in achieving their goal of being the first Regional ABC Motsepe qualifier, when they lost 2-1 to Battalions FC of Cape Winelands. They showed great promise in achieving it this year, but came very close in the end.

The Eden District hosted the playoffs, but you would be mistaken if you thought you were still in Overberg by the amount of supporters that travelled and attended the playoffs in George.

Even if the disappointment is big, we know that its back to the crawing board and ready to challenge for the new season.

SAB Playoffs Fixtures

Herewith the fixturs for the weekend's SAB playoffs to take place in George on Saturday 9 June and Sunday 10 June.

 

 

Saturday 9 June 2018
Time Field Home Team Away Team
10:00 A Vredendal FC Battalions FC
10:00 B Eastern City FC Morning Stars FC
13:00 A Morning Stars FC Vredendal FC
13:00 B Battalions FC FN Rangers FC
16:00 A FC Rangers FC Eastern City FC
Sunday 10 June 2018
Time Field Home Team Away Team
10:00 A Eastern City FC Vredendal FC
10:00 B FN Rangers FC Morning Stars FC
13:00 A Vredendal FC FN Rangers FC
13:00 B Battalions FC Eastern City FC
16:00 A Morning Stars FC Battalions FC
       

From SAFA Overberg to SAFA NEC

Congratulations and all the best in going forward is the message to our Regional President, Mr Tankiso Modipa who has been elected to the SAFA National Executive Committee at the recent Elective Congress.

His hard work and expansions and growth in our Region, has not gone unnoticed. We are proud of his achievement and success, and we know that he will continue his stellar work at a national level.

SAFA Overberg region is proud of you Mr Modipa.

 

Morning Stars FC win Top 8

Morning Stars FC won the double in their victory in the Top 8 in Gansbaai the past weekend.

In what was a thrilling final, the Gansbaai team did enough to hold out the Helderstroom FC team who was full of attacking running throughout the match.

The large crowd in attendance were treated to an exhibition of top class football which our region has come to expect and love.

In the end, Morning Stars FC did enough to hold off Helderstroom FC and win 2-1 in the inaugural competition to end off a thrilling season.

Swellendam LFA Receive boost

Swellendam LFA received a boost when the handing over of equipment by the Department of Sports, Art and Culture took place recently. They were visted by Deputy Sports Minister, Mr Gert Oosthuizen who proceeded with the handing over.

All LFA affiliated clubs will receive kits from the Department. A great boost for the LFA and its affiliated clubs indeed.

Morning Stars FC Crowned Champions

Congratulations to Morning Stars FC at being crowned SAFA Overberg SAB League Champions for the 2017/2018 Season. They received this honor after defeating Solyx United FC 5-2 on Saturday and then commenced to their coronation as Champions.

They will now prepare for the SAB Playoffs on 9/10 June in Eden District.

SAB Top 8 Tournament Format

With the culmination of the SAB League, the new Top 8 Tournament is next. Herewith the format and competition layout.

Amajence FC win Kleinmond LFA League Title

Congratulations to Amajence FC who won the 2017/2018 Kleinmond LFA title and will be contending at the LFA PLayoffs for a spot in the SAB League for the 2018/2019 season on 23 June.

Ladies Division Kicks Off

The start of the Regopnal Ladies Division after a 2 year layoff, was a welcoming return for the players. We look forward to a great competitive season.

Morning Stars FC SAB Champions for 2017/2018 Season

Congratulations to Morning Stars FC who have reached an unassailable lead in the log for the 2017/2018 Season, whereby they cannot be overtaken. Their position makes them Champions for the second year running.

Their victory over second place Helderstroom FC by 1-0 yesterday, made the difference and their lead of 12 points with 2 matches to go, is impossible for any team to overtake.

Regional U19 Series Ready

With 9 teams entering the inaugural SAFA Overberg Regional U19 League, it has generated a bigger buzz than expected.

The excitement is high and the desire strong to be victorious and to have your name first onto the trophy. The sense of look and see has caught out a few teams who wanted to enter their teams after the dealine that was given. Sadly, they will have to watch from the stands like the rest of the supporters.

The clubs will be part of the upcoming Launch of the Regional Leagues Event where they will be given what they need to compete the weekend of the 12th of May.

Ladies Football ready to Launch

With two weeks to go, the excitement amongst the Ladies in Overberg footballing circles, is paramount. With 10 teams who have entered by the deadline, they will contest for prizemoney and trophy for the 2018 Season.

Quite a few clubs enquired after the deadline and will also have to watch the League progress from the sidelines.

Left the allocation of prizemoney for the season can be viewed.

The fixtures can also be viewd on the Ladies League page, which you can access from the League Centre page.

Additional prizes will go to Top Goal Scorer of the Season as well.

The Clubs will received their Team Return Books and additional materials for their Season at the Launch of the Regional Leagues Event.

SAFA Overberg SAB Prize Money Schedule

 

The 2017/2018 SAB League Season prize money allocation has been released.

With the increase in the Affilaition Fees, the prize money has been increased as well.

Additional to this, the League will have its own unique SAB League Winners floating Trophy and SAB League Top 8 Trophy.

These trophies will be on display at the Launch of the Regional Leagues Event on friday 4 May 2018.

SWD United FC win Swellendam LFA League

SWD United FC have qualified for the LFA playoffs by winning the Swellendam LFA senior league. They will compete for a position in the SAB League on Saturday 23 June 2018.

Congratulations to FC Young Lions who have qualified for the new Regional premier Division.

Launch of the Regional League

Overberg Ref achieving her goals

Cynthia Vaaltyn from the Cape Agulhas LFA, attended a recent YDC Workshop for Referees in Gauteng recently. A workshop for all up and coming young female referees, she was selected from the Region to attend. It is for level 3 and 4 Referees. Her future is bright and we will follow her achievements with interest.

Seen here with Cynthia is Akhona Makalima, who was the recent 4th Official in the Chiefs vs Baroka contest in the PSL.

 

Successful SAFA Coaching Course

SAFA Overberg hosted a very successful Coaching Course, where Thabo Senong (Coach Amajita & Asst Coach Bafana Bafana) with Video Analyst Tiro Stevens, shared their training skills to local coaches.

They also hosted trials with under 23 players of the Region to look at the talet and skill levels.

IPA Tournament Scheduled

 

 

 

SAB Top 8 Tournament scheduled

 

 

Overberg Referees ace Fitness Test

On Friday night 9 March 2018, referees from around the Region descended upon Oudtshoorn to go for their scheduled SAFA Western Cape Referee Fitness Test.

They travelled through the night to be there in time. They endured the travelling and endured the fitness test. With the following completing it successfully:

Cynthia Vaaltyn; Ncedo Ngwendu; Allister Pekeur; Clayton Chingwalu; Kwanele Luthuli; Zukile Mathuza and Bongikhaya Cebhiso.

Congratulations guys. Awesome job.

SAB Club Suspended

The DC has suspended SAB Club Poweline FC until they pay their outstanding debt in fines.

TWK U15 Grabouw Stream starts

With the escalating costs of travelling from football match to football match, the TWK LFA decided on dividing their area into streams which will make travelling less of a burden upon teams and maximise the enjoyment of football.

Women's League to Start

The Women's League Committee had their first meeting on Saturday 24 February 2018, in Swellendam. There it was determined that the Ladies Division would kick off on 21 April 2018. All administration wuold precede the kick off.

TWK LFA host Meeting

The Theewaterskloof LFA ExCo will be hosting a meeting on Friday 23 February 2018 at 18:30 at Caledon Casino. All ExCo members arre required to attend.

SAB Meeting

The SAB Clubs hosted their quarterly meeting in Gansbaai the past weekend.

Acknowledgements of success were given to Morning Stars FC (Team of the month November 2017); Solyx United FC (Team of the month Dec/Jan) and the Executive Award to I&J Express FC for their achievemetns in the Nedbank Cup.

Overall the meeting was informative and a great success.

Updated SAFA Documents

The website has been updated with the latest SAFA documents for your convenience and easy reference.

Cape Agulhas LFA Kick off Season

The Cape Agulhas LFA has kicked off their season with a first round of matches taking place in Glaskasteel, Bredasdorp.

All LFAs are now currently in action and providing structred football to its serving communities.

Referee Development

The Region recently hosted a Referee Workshop where young and up and coming referees where put through their paces and claimed honorable refereeing levels. Levels 1,2, 3 and 4 were covered and where a great addition to the Referee pool was administered.

Beyond that, it is still up to the LFAs to identify talent and create opportunites for them to grow and devlop into the future of the Region. Well done to Cape Agulhas LFA on promoting youth anddeveloping their local talent from an early age.

2018 Season Continuance

As the festive season slowly becomes a memory and is now behind us, the continuance of the football season in SAFA Overberg will start on the weekend of 13/14 January, where everyone will have had a good break.

SAFA Overberg Regional Premier Division is coming

To assist clubs in developing their growth into the top flight SAFA competitions, there revealed itself the need for a division between SAB and the LFAs. The gap between the two competitions is too big, and new clubs to SAB struggle with the competitiveness and administration responsibilities.

The new Regional Premier Division will address these issues and prepare clubs for higher honours.

The Premier Division will be made up from 14 teams around the Region. (2 relegated from SAB; 2 from each of the 6 LFAs.) SAB teams will then be relegated to Premier, and Premier will promote to SAB. Playoffs will be for Premier Division from LFAs.

There will also be a Knockout Competition for the Premier Division which will intertwine itself through the League fixtures.

The administration will be similar to the SAB League, with a reduced U21 rule and admission fee.

The development of Referees will be also part and partial to the Division, where referees can master their craft at this level before being deployed at SAB level.

I&J Express FC Make History

The I&J Express FC has made history by being the first team from Overberg to win a provincial play off, when they ousted SAFA CT team, Silver Spurs FC 6-5 on penalties. The match ended 2-2 after regulation time.

They first dispatched Prince Valley FC from Beaufort West on penalties, 5-4 after clawing back to a 3-3 draw.

They then put Knysna Celtic to the sword by 4-1 and progressed to the final on Sunday 26 November 2017.

Overberg SAB Refs shine in new kit

The SAFA Overberg SAB Referees received their new branded kits and were showcased at the recent Nedbank Cup Provincial Play offs.

The Region is continuing its developemnt and growth in all areas of its football community.

SAB League Meeting Success

The SAB Clubs held a successful meeting at the Caledon Museum on Saturday 4 November 2017. The status of the season and future developments were discussed. Teams of the Month for August, September and October were acknowledged for their good performances. August went to I&J Express, September went to Salim United FC. October went to Solyx United FC.

Greyton Stars Logo Designed

The SAB Team, Greyton Stars FC logo was designed recently.

Seven Stars FC get Logo

The SAB Team from Cape Agulhas, Seven Stars FC just received their new logo for the club.

2017 SAB Technical Kits Collected

The 2017 Technical Kit Handover took place in Newlands where the President, Mr Tankiso Modipa and Mr Brian Nofotyo collected the kits on behalf of the Region.

Registrations: MySAFA

All players in the Overberg region will be registered on the MySAFA platform. Forms required are SAFA Player Registration Form; Copy of ID and a recent colour ID photo.

Only players who are under 18 years old are allowed to submit birth certificates.

Swellendam LFA Season kick off

The long awaited Swellendam LFA season has taken off with SAFA President, Tankiso Modipa in attendance to see it happening.

All clubs played their hearts out to challenge for the honour of winning the League, and qualifying for the LFA playoffs.

SAB Team Sheet Books developed

SAFA Overberg have further developed the infrastructure of the SAB League by introducing a more user friendly team return book.

It is designed to assist the SAB referees with the capturing and recording of all vital match information as it happens. It will be trialed this season on hoping to improve it at a later stage again.

Once again great innovation from within the region.

Kleinmond LFA Season fixtures

The LFA of Kleinmond fixtures for the upcoming season has been released and is available on their page. The season will kick off on 21 October 2017.

Hermanus LFA Season to start

The Hermanus LFa have indicated their intention to start their season on 21 October. The fixtures have already been drafted and the LFA is busy attributing kickoff times to the venues.

Young Strikers FC replaced by Seven Stars FC in SAB League

In a remarkable twist of fortune, Young Strikers FC have been replaced by Seven Stars FC in the SAB League. The Cape Agulhas LFA have supplied correspondence in this regard to the SAB League.

The PowerLine FC vs Young Strikers FC result is hereby withdrawn, and will be replayed midweek with the replaced team. The fixtures will be amended and as well as the log standings.

Gansbaai LFA: Top 8 Winners: Cape United FC

Congratulations to Cape United FC who beat Oceans Stars FC in the final of the LFA Top 8 by 2-1.

A packed Masakhane was the venue for the final, where the preliminaries were conducted the previous weekend. Cape United FC took the lead in the first half, whereafter the Oceans Stars FC clawed their way back. Only to have the Cape United boys snatch the victory in the last 10 minutes.

Gansbaai Legends FC win League Title

Congratulations to Gansbaai Legends for winning the inaugural Legends Division. They accumulated a staggering 50 league points in their 18 matches and have secured the League with 4 rounds to go.

Kleinmond Build-It Tournament Postponed due to ongoing violence

Kindly note that the scheduled Build-It u/13 tournament, for Saturday 16 September 2017 has been postponed. This to the ongoing violence that has erupted in the Kleinmond area. The event organisers feel they cannot ensure the safety of the participants and have postponed.

The new date will be communicated as soon as it is determined.

SAB League kicks off strongly

The first round of matches in the 2017/2018 SAB League season kicked off yesterday. Last season's champions, Morning Stars FC and Nedbank Cup champions, I&J Express FC showed their class and intention as they recorded devastating scores.

Results and log standings can be viewed on the SAB page, the link above.

Dawning of a New Age

SAFA Overberg Region is within the dawning of a new age after yesterday's historic Electoral Congress. The President and many REC members was unopposed to their posityions, revealing a stability that has been lacking in previous years.

This has ushered in a dawn of a new age under the current leadership of President Tankiso Modipa.

We all await to see the way forward and experience, as Dr Jordaan put it, one of the best run regions in the country.

We are proud to be part of this magnificent region and the passion that is football.

Nedbank Cup: Day of Finals

The Day of Finals produced exhilirating football to a record crowd of supporters at the Gansbaai Football grounds. The presence of Dr Danny Jordaan, who wished the Trophy finalists well on their final, must have sparked an energy which produced an epic final.

The Plate Final was won by Real Attackers FC, who beat Greyton Stars FC 3-2 in their match. Man of the Match was the Real Attackers captain, Lwandile Mayekiso.

The Bowl Final between Salim United fc and The Guys FC did not materialise, as The Guys FC made a no show and thereby forfeited their match. Their actions sparks a DC visit for them, and Salim United FC were awarded the Bowl Final Trophy. No Man of the Match Award was handed out.

The Shield Final was pretty one-sided, where SAB 2016/2017 League Champions, Morning Stars FC overcame newly promoted Young Defender FC by 4-0. The Man of the Match Award going to Mawonga Tengile for his exploits on the field of play.

The Trophy Final between Solyx United FC and I&J Express FC was an exciting affair.

From the first minute, the tension was evident, where both teams were throwing punches and counter p8unches to every strategic move. I&J Express took the lead near the end of the first half through Xolisani Matiwane. That score remained to almost full time, when Solyx United applied constant pressure omn the I&J goal. The deadlock was finally broken when Solyx United FC equalised through Yanga Medlayo.

This meant that the final would be decided through penalties. However, the teams kept on fighting and even after regulation 5 spot kicks, there was no clear winner, and the shootout headed for sudden death.

In the end, it was I&J Express FC who were crowned the Champions when they beat Solyx United FC 9-8 on penalties. I&J Express FC will represent the Region at the Provincial Nedbank Cup Tournament in November, where it will also be hosted in the Overberg Region.

Other winners was the Top Goal Scorer, which went to Siyabulela Dasa from Helderstroom FC. He scored 4 goals in 2 matches.

The Referee of the Tournament was Alex Kralo for his outstanding officiating during the course of the 4 weeks prior to the finals.

Congratulations to all the winners.

SAFA Overberg Electoral Congress

The SAFA Overberg Electoral Congress was held on Saturday morning 10:00 at the Grootbos Conrefernce Centre just outside of Gansbaai.

The Special Guest being the SAFA President, Dr Danny Jordaan in attendance, his presence added so much value to the day. Also present was a host of dignitaries of local municipalities and football fraternities. Also present to handle the elctoral process, was Mr Gerald Don, the Provincial Chairperson of the Western Cape SAFA executive.

Dr Danny Jordaan brought a positive message to the Congress, where he stated that the Overberg Region is one of the best functioning and run regions in the country. Hearing this, after the turbulent history the region has had to go through in the past, was heart warming to say the least. Under the leadership of the incumbent Prsident, Tankiso Modipa, the region has flourished.

After the speeches, reports and messages were completed, the Regional executive Committee were released from their posts, and a new Regional Executive Committee was elected.

For the first time in the history of the Region, there was no opposition to the Presidency and was one undisputedly by Mr Tankiso Modipa, who has already done such a fabulous job and will have another term to build upon the foundation of the previous term.

The Vice Chairpersons elected was Mr Nkosinathi Nondzaba, Mr Peter Stuurman and Ms Gilda Bantom. The firt ever woman Vice President.

The Treasurer, Mr Daniel Maleke was retained, as well as the General Secretary, Mr Sibongile Mnguni. The Vice Ceretary was another woman, Ms Valerie Williams. Another first for the region, having two women on the Exective Committee.

Thereafter, the incumbent President elected the LFA representatives to assist the REC in the running of football in the Overberg Region.

Caledon Super Eagles FC Lose SAB Status

Caledon Super Eagles FC have had to forfeit their SAB status and withdrawn form all SAFA Overberg SAB competitions according to SAFA Uniform Ryules 4.1 and 4.2 Due to not adhering to the prescripts of the Region, by being in good standing with their LFA, TWK, they have been withdrawn from SAFA competitions and replaced by the next team in the relevant LFA.

They will be replaced by Greyton Stars FC as from next week in the Nedbank Cup Qualifying Tournament..

LFA Playoffs Success

The SAFA Overberg Region LFA Playoffs for the 2 SAB League spots, took place on Saturday 22 July 2017 at Gansbaai.

What was a gruelling qualifying play offs tournament, the teams produced outstanding football. It came down to the wire with the last game between Helderstroom FC and Young Defender FC. Helderstroom FC had already qualified, and Young Defender FC needed to beat Helderstroom FC by 2 goals to claim the second spot.

This they managed to achieve by beating them 5-2 on Masakhane under floodlights.

Congratulations to the Regional team for ensuring a spectacular tournament and excellent hosting event.

Nedbank Cup Draw

The Nedbank Cup Draw was hosted on Friday 21 July at the earl of Caledon Room in the Caledon Hotel and Spa, to great success.

A well attended function, the guests and VIPs arrived to a stunning venue. With mounting excitement, the speeches and explanantions done, the draw took place.

Last season's top 4 placed teams were seeded and drew first into their respective groups. Thereafter the remaining teams were drawn into the remaining places in the 4 groups.

The attendance of Mr Elvis Shishana, the Vice Chairperson of SAFA was a great surprise and added much value to the event.

Thanks to the Regional Leadership which ensured the success of the event. Well done.

Overberg FC are Gansbaai LFA Champions

Overberg FC beat Cape United FC 2-1 and thereby becoame the champions of Gansbaai LFA. They will now compete in the LFA playoffs for the 2 spots in the SAB League on Saturday 22 July 2017.

Futsal in Overberg

A quick visit to Greyton where the Region met with Greyton residents who are busy developing the game of futsal in their area, showed the passion that we are looking for.

The President, Mr Tankiso Modipa, and SAB Co-ordinator, Marq Klopper, visited the people who are busy trying to get the new venture off the ground. Requiring assistance and support from the SAFA Overberg Region, a meeting was held to establish exactly what the need and direction needed.

A lengthy positive discussion was held, and bibs were handed over to the coaches and managers by the SAFA Overberg Region.

SAB Clubs Meeting

Great strides were made ahead of the 2017/2018 Season with the first SAB meeting held at Caledon Musuem on Saturday 8 July 2017.

Registration, Rules, Communication and the Season were discussed and deliberated.

Clubs left with a sense of excitement .

TWK Mayor's Cup

Another successful hosting of the Theewaterskloof Mayor's Cup tournament was held in Villiersdorp on Saturday 10 June 2017. Well done to all the teams that participated in this annual event.

Morning Stars FC fall short

Morning Stars FC were just 45 minutes away from history and glory at the SAB playoffs held recently in Moorreesburg. They beat City Killers FC 2-1 and fell short against Hout Bay FC in the final winner takes all match by 2-0.

Irrspective of the outcome, the Region achieved an improved status and the knowledge that things are starting to happen in the region is taking shape.

Photographs of the match can be viewed on the Facebook page.

First Overberg Player to Represent SA in Homeless World Cup

Aivwe Ganyathi of FC Young Lions from Swellendam has been selected in the final group of players to represent SA in the Homeless World Cup in Norway later this year.

FC Young Lions in conjunction with the Railton Foundation attended the trials for the Homeless Street Soccer World Cup at the Oasis Centre in Philippi over the weekend of 20 & 21 May 2017.

Congratulations Aviwe. Make us proud.

SAB Champs Crowned

Relegation Blues in SAB

Where there is winners, there are losers. Sadly the SAB league says goodbye to Professinal Tigers FC and Young Lovers FC who will be returning to their relevant LFas to challenge for another opportunity to reach this League in future.

History Making Referees

Morning Stars FC SAB Champions

Congratulations to Morning Stars FC who have been crowned SAFA Overberg Region SAB League Champions for 2017.

They will be heading to the SAB Playoffs in Morreesberg during the first weekend of June.

Their first match is on Saturday 3 June at 15:00 vs Cape Winelands winner. Then on Sunday 4 June at 09:00 they face Cape Town winners. We wish our team all the best in this tough play off roster.

New Gansbaai LFA Elected

Congratulations to newly elected Gansbaai LFA Executive Committee.

Mr Nondzaba Chairman ; Mr Lengane Vice Chairman; Mr Kralo Secretary ; Mr Makhetha Vice ; Mr Cebhiso Treasure

Clubs Rep's

Mr September ; Mr Majarhane ; Mr Xovula ; Mr Gebenga ; Mr Lubeni ; Mr Mngeni ; Mr Nqoza

Legends & Ladies Division KO Competition Included

There will be a direct Knockout Competition included for the Legends and Ladies Divisions this year. The fixtures can be viewed and downloaded from their respective pages.

A draw will be conducted to indicate the opponents of each club.

Cheque Handing Over for Sports in Caledon

Cheque Handing Over for Sports Federations at Caledon Victoria Hall with Minister of Sports in WC Mrs Marais, Overberg District Municipality Deputy Mayor Mr Klaas, SAFA Overberg Secretary Mr Mnguni and Mr Nofotyo Hermanus LFA Secretary. (Story from Facebook page).

Submitted 5 April 2017