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Ithemba Sporting FC Regional Champions of Overberg

Ithemba Sporting FC fought from behind to beat the string Ocean Stars FC team on Sunday 15 August 2021 at Masakhane to become the SAFA Overberg Regional men's League Champions for the 2020/2021 Season.

On 90 mins, Ithemba equalised to 2-2 and the match went to penalties, which they won 5-4 to take the match and title. They will now represent the Region at the Playoffs for ABCML. We wish them allt he best.

Home Defender FC Premier Division Champions

Congratulations to Home Defender FC form Botriver for winning the 2020/2021 Season in the Regional Premier Division, when they beat Cape Utd in the final.

Both Home Defender FC and Cape United have been promoted to the Regional Men's League for the 2021/2022 Season.

Resumption of Football

SAFA National has given the go ahead for football to resume under reasonably strict COVID regulations.

The Region will now use this opportunity to finalise its season as there is no more time to complete the Leagues as per normal standards as the new season is approaching.

Regional Playoffs will be played at 14 and 15 August to finalise our Season.

Regional Congress to be Live Streamed

The SAFA Overberg Regiona Electoral Congress will be livestreamed for the first time on Saturday 26 June 2021 as from 10:00 to 12:00.

To be hosted in Arniston, and only those in attendance allowed to be there, you will be granted the rare privilege to witness such a Congress in its working operations.

At only R20 a ticket, bought through iTicket.com, you will be given a link to view the event from the comfort of your own home.

Click on the link to buy your ticket: https://itickets.co.za/events/454371

RWL Pre-Season Tournament a Huge Success

On Saturday 24 April, the RWL officially started with its annual pre-season tournament held in Gansbaai. 5 of the 6 League teams participated and enjoyed every single moment of it. The hunger for football in ladies football is evident.

All 5 teams were placed in a round robin format with the log leader being the champion at the end of the day, that honour went to Lucky Girls FC of Botriver. They needed a win in their final match against high-flying Police FC Ladies and did just so by 3-2 to lift the trophy.

The focus on youth was evidnt and the development of ladies football is at the forefront of its mind. The average age of the players were between 14 and 17. Added a few mixed experienced players and the future holds good for the Region.

The following results were captured on the day. Siyadlala FC 2 - 1 Commodores FC; Lucky Girls FC 3 - Grootbos Foundation; Police FC Ladies 4 - 0 Grootbos Foundation; Lucky Girls FC 1 - 1 Siyadlala FC; Commodores FC 0 - 5 Police FC Ladies; Siyadlala FC 5 - 1 Grootbos Foundation.

Commodres FC 1 - 4 Lucky Girls FC; Siyadlala FC 1 - 2 Police FC Ladies; Grootbos Foundation 1 - 4 Commodores FC; Police FC Ladies 2 - 3 Lucky Girls FC.

RWL Ready for Kick Off of the 2021 Season

The 2021 season of the SAFA Overberg Regional Women's League is about to kick off. Divided into 3 parts, namely a Pre-season tournament, League and Knockout Championships, the teams are anxious to get started.

The RWL Re-loaded program is designed to re-establish our League after the covid-19 pandemic closed its doors for an entire season.

The Ladies Clubs have already had their meeting and are now busy with registrations.

U19 Challenge Series Kicks Off

The long awaited U19 Challenge Series kicked off on the Easter weekend and showed the promise it possessed.

The Professional Tigers FC team came out all guns blazing and destroyed a very game Helderstroom FC by 7-1. Their intentions are clear on what they want to achieve in the Challenge Series.

The match in Masakhane was not without its problems. The Police FC Colts team's bus broke down just outside Gansbaai, and the team, in full kit, ran to the field in Masakhane. Their opponents, Ocean Stars FC were not in a giving mood and took the points with a 2-0 victory through two early strikes in the first half.

U19 Challenge Series Meeting

On Sunday 21 March 2021, the teams participating in the 2021 U19 Challenge Series met at the Caledon Museum.

COVID-19 Compliance Officer training as well as a discussion of the rules, regulations, registrations and draw for the groups was done.

Group A: Police FC Colts, Ocean Stars FC, Professional Tigers FC, Commodores FC and Helderstroom FC.

Group B: Police FC BG, Moses Stars FC, Ithemba Sporting FC, FC Grabouw and 1 other to be confirmed.

The season will kick off on Friday 2 April 2021.

RML Rd # 1 kicks of with goal fest

The first round of league matches in the RML league did not disappoint with close games, big gaol margins and plenty of drama and goals.

Zama Zama FC travelled to Kleinmond FC to face the development team of Police FC. Their 1st team recently promoted to ABCML, and allowing them to be promoted to RML. Knowing the history of last season between these two clubs (winners and runners up in 2019/2020) the tie could not have been spicier. And we were right.

From the outset, Zama Zama FC pressed their opposition who looked timid and intimidated intially, as they had to step up to a higher level and carry the high demand on their shoulders. An intial mistake by Police FC let Zama Zama in for the opening score and led 1-0.

That goal seemed to shake the Police FC team from their shackles and they started to launch attack after attack. It led to a penalty caused by defender Sibabalwe Magqweta who dived to stop the ball crossing the goals with his hand, stopping a definite goal in a goal mouth scramble. However, his bravery and sacrifice led to his red card dismissal by referee Makabogwe Pani. Mr Pani had a very good match in trying circumstances.

The penalty was scored to equalize the match and it stayed like that till half time.

All Covid regulations were adhered to by the Compliance Officers of both clubs.

The start of the second half saw Police FC push the advantage of their extra man and very quickly doubled their score with a header taken from an excellent corner set piece.

Police FC kept on pushing and Zama Zama tried their best to find their feet under this onslaught. As they tried, the Police FC striker Scara Tshabile put a third into the goal.

Being 3-1 up seemed to have a see-saw effect on the game. Police FC stepped off the pedal and Zama Zama FC stepped on theirs. Soon they put a second goal on the board with a breathless chip over the Police FC keeper.

Police FC then roared back with a screamer by centre back Sisa Ntshingana from outside the box, beating the diving keeper into the top right corner of the goal to make it 4-2.

Zama Zama FC refused to give up and drew another goal back to make it 4-3 in the end.

The fight in Overberg football is never over until the whistle blows. The tough encounter shows the resolve in our teams and that we never give up. Well done to Zama Zama FC and Police FC for showcasing our football spirit and talent.

Knuckles Ltd Make Impact

The SAFA Overberg sponsor, Knuckles Ltd made a big impact on the start of the seaon when their products were very visible on the referees and Club Covid-19 Commpliance Officers.

As main sponsor to the SAFA Overberg referees, who are contracted to the SODT, they were kitted out in the bright pink and black referee outfots of Knuckles Ltd.

The clubs Covid-19 Compliance Officers wore the compulsory hi-vizibility jackets of Knuckles Ltd indicating their attendance and makeing sure they are visible for all to see. A great initiative, thank you Knuckles Ltd.

TWK LFA have new Elected Structure

The Theewaterskloof LFA had its recent elective congress where the new Executive Committee was elected for the next four years to see through a term of guided prosperity and excellent football administration.

Re-elcted as Chairman, was Mr TD Maleke.

Successful Referee Training Conducted

The Region trained 30 new referees for the upcoming season, over 2 weekends at the Caledon Museum and Sports Grounds. Much appreciation goes out to the LFAs who assisted in getting their nominees to the venue. But special appreciation will go to Mr Aaron van Schalkwyk, Mr Malcom Potgieter, Mr Ayanda Macingwane and Mr Raul Gxaweni for conducting a very successful workshop.

We look forward to the new crop of match officals that will impute their fresh energy into the Region.

 

SODT Roadshow and COVID-19 Training

All LFAs were visited by the SODT and Regional League Co-ordinator to brief on the SODT and give all the clubs Compliance Officers training in line with the SAFA National Covid-19 Regulations. Without trained compliance officers and operational plans, the club cannot participate in any football.

Friday Night Football is Coming

The U19 Challenge Series will also be relaunching itself in 2020 and will be played on friday nights. The entrants will be drafted into 2 streams and will play on alternate Fridays every fortnight.

Football Fridays have come to Overberg. The excitement is here.

RWL Reloaded

The 2021 Season will see the rejuvenation of the Regional Women's League in SAFA Overberg Region.

Dubbed as RWL Reloaded, the Clubs will be energized in re-inventing themselves in this growing League. A full season of League and KO football is being catered for, with the possibility of an open tournament at the end of it all.

Season Postponed Again till Further Notice

The 2020/2021 Season has been postponed again due to the increase of Covid-19 infections due to the fact that the Western Cape, inclusive of Overberg has been declared a hotspot.

Clubs will be informed of when the Season will be restarting with the League.

A roadshow by the Co-ordinator and SODT Management will be hosted soon to ensure all COVID-19 compliances are met and SODT contractual agreements are in place and understood.

Police FC make History

Police FC have made history when they qualified outright to the Provincial ABC Motsepe League when they won their group in the SAB playoffs held in Bredasdorp recently.

They beat Briton Stars FC from SAFA Central Karoo by 4-0, taking a 2 goal difference lead over Hanover Park FC from SAFA Cape Town into the next match. Hanover Park FC had beaten Briton Stars FC earlier by 2-0.

All Police FC needed was a draw or a win against Hanover Park FC to qualify for the ABC Motsepe League. Nervously, they conceded in the first half and were 1-0 down at half time. With a stern talk by coach Zakes Mlonyeni, they returned a different outfit. Scoring the equaliser 10 minutes later. They then held on to the final whistle and celebrated their success.

The whole of Overberg celebrated their achievement at the venue and on social media. With the support they received, they could not fail. We look forward to seeing more ABC Motsepe League football in the Overberg Region. We now have Gansbaai City FC (formerly Morning Stars FC from Gansbaai) and Police FC from Kleinmond.

What added to the team pushing beyond the limits of their mental abilities, was the promise they made to their deceased team mate, Sanele "Zulu" Mthembu that they would get to ABC for him, who so wanted that achievement. The boys did it for him.

Knuckles Ltd 3rd Division KO Competitions Postponed

Due to the sharp rising in Covid infections across the Province, the Region has determined that all the Knuckles Ltd 3rd Division Knockout Competitions will be postponed until the end of the League season.

Amajence FC crowned Premier Cup Champions for 2020/2021 Season

The SAFA Overberg Premier Cup was hosted 21/22 November 2020 at GAnsbaai to 12 competitors of the Regional Premier Division. The Premier Cup is similar to the Nedbank Cup and is a development competition for the RPD.

Amajence FC beat Home Defender FC of Botrivier by 4-1 in the pulsating final, claiming their first trophy of the season.

Police FC Nedbank Champions for 2020/2021 Season

Police FC beat Salim United FC in a pulsating final by 3 -1 to be crowned the 2020/2021 Nedbank Cup Champions.

The day started with the semi finals where Police FC beat Young Tigers on penalties after they drew 3-3. The poenalties was 3-1 in favor of the Police team. The second match was between Ithemba Sporting FC and Zama Zama FC, which Ithemba won by 1-0. This meant a pre-final match between Ithemba Sporting FC and Salim United FC, which Salim United FC showed their strength by beating them 2-1 to reach the final.

Nedbank Cup Kicks off the new Season

The SAFA Overberg Nedbank Cup kicked off on Saturday 14 November 2020 to enter the new season of football after a very lengthy layoff.

With COVID-19 regulations protecting players and officials, the matches kicked off at the Gansbaai Sports Grounds.

The first round of matches had the following results: Young Tigers FC 4-1 Bumpers XI FC; Salim United FC 2-2, beat Professional Tigers FC on penalties to advance; Young Killers FC 3-1 MP City FC; and Police FC 3-1 I&J Express FC.

Standards FC 3 (2) falling to Solyx United 3 (4) on penalties; Zama Zama FC beat Ocean Stars FC 4-1; Real Attackers FC beat Home Defender FC 4-3; Gansbay Rovers FC drew 1-1 with Seven Aces FC, but handled their penalties better and ran away 4-3 winners. Ithemba Sporting FC also beat Early Birds FC 5-3.

The quarter finals were fought out and the following results were forthcoming. Young Tigers FC 5 - 4 Solyx United FC; Police FC 3-0 Young Killers FC; Salim United FC 1-1 Gansbay Rovers, winning 5-4 on penalties; Zama Zama FC beating Real Attackers 3-1.

Successful Awards Evening hosted

SAFA Overberg hosted a successful Awards Evening for the 2019/2020 season on Saturday 24 October 2020 at the Victoria Hall in Caledon. With messages of support from the Theewaterskloof Mayor's Office; the Deputy Mayor of the Overstrand Municipality and also the key note speaker, Dr Danny Jordaan.

The prestige of the event was also lifted with the presence of 5 of the 6 Regional presidents, which was a great testimony of the way football is going in the Province.

The winners below are to be congratulated in the categories they particpated in.
Nr Award Recipient
01 Premier Cup Bowl Winners Mt Pleasant Saints FC
02 Premier Cup Plate Winners Amajence FC
03 Premier Cup Shield Winners Bumpers XI FC
04 Premier Cup Trophy Winners Police FC
05 Nedbank Cup Bowl Winners Zama Zama FC
06 Nedbank Cup Plate Winners Ocean Stars FC
07 Nedbank Cup Shield Winners Home Defender FC
08 Nedbank Cup Trophy Winners I&J Express FC
09 Regional Womens League KO Police FC Ladies
10 Most Dedicated Referee Kwanele Luthuli
11 Most Consistent Referee Andre Brown
12 Most Improved Referee Ayanda Sikhoyiya
13 Referee of the Year Ayanda Macingwane
14 RWL Top Goal Scorer B Mgweba (Police FC Ladies)
15 RPD Top Goal Scorer (18/19) M Mofokeng (Blackpool FC)
16 RPD Top Goal Scorer (19/20) S Tshabile (Police FC)
17 SAB Top Goal Scorer (18/19) K Gqwaka (I&J Express FC)
18 SAB Top Goal Scorer (19/20) K Cebhiso (Solyx Utd FC)
19 RWL Champions Police FC Ladies
20 RPD Champions Bumpers XI FC
21 SAB Champions Police FC
22 LFA of the Year Theewaterskloof LFA

Regional Representative Kits Unveiled

Knuckles Ltd sponsor Referees and new 3rd Division

New sponsor to the Overberg Region, is sportswear manufacturer, Knuckles Ltd from Athlone in the Western Cape. Their sponsorship deal is new referee kits for the Referees of Overberg; main sponsor for the SAFA Overberg 3rd Division.

We welcome them aboard and look forward to a prosperous venture going forward.

REC Declare Season Complete

The SAFA Overberg REC made an inspired decision which has been seen as one leading the country on a way forward as the end of the pandemic is in sight. How do we handle the issue of the season was boldly dealt with.

The decision was to call the season as it is completed, with the team holding the nr 1 position as Champion. In the SAB League, that honour went to the Police FC. In the RPD, it went to Bumpers XI FC. There would also be no relegation except to Clubs who had withdrawn during the season.

That would have an 18 team Regional League in SAB and RPD.

Police FC will represent the Region at the upcoming playoffs, yet to be announced.

U19 Challenge Series 2021 Season

The SAFA Overberg Regional U19 Challenge Series will commence in February 2021, with each LFA dedicated to submit 2 competitive teams that will compete on a fortnightly competition on Friday nights.

We are looking forward to this exciting venture coming soon...

REC institute Regional Third Division

The REC continued to be consistent in groundbreaking decisions when they approved the introduction of a Regional Third Division, taking away the senior leagues from the LFAs, who will now focus on development with new junior structures and women's football.

All senior clubs will be introduced to Regional Football at the next meeting with the League co-ordinator.

They will be divided into Streams with the Coastal Stream (Gansbaai and Hermanus LFAs); Central Stream (Kleinmond and TWK LFAs); Eastern Stream (Swellendam and Cape Agulhas LFAs).

More information to follow...

MySAFA issueing FIFA Club IDs.

MySAFA is currently issueing FIFA Club IDs to all SAFA affiliated clubs. The benefit of this process is that all clubs will be rewarded for the development taking place where players become professional.

In the past clubs who had devloped players were denied their rightful compensation, but with this new FIFA Club ID initiative, it will be addressed and rectified.

E-mails have been circulated to all Regional League Clubs to communicate their information to MySAFA. The LFAs will follow soon.

Postponement of all matches.

By direction of SAFA Regional President, all matches of SAFA Overberg will be stopped until direction from SAFA National is given on when the continuation of the LEagues will take place.

Home Stars FC withdrawn from RPD

The team from Grabouw has been unable to fulfill its obligations to the League and has subsequently been wothdrawn from further participation. They will only complete first round fixtures and the 2nd round will be deemed as byes for their opposition.

Morning Stars FC withdraw from 3rd Division

The team of Monring Stars FC have withdrawn from the SAFA 3rd Division League. All 2nd round matches will not be contested and only the 1st round of matches will be captured. All 2nd round matches originally scheduled against them will be deemed as byes.

Festive Break Over - Back to Business

With the festive break and the quiet and relaxing time over, it is crunch time for Regional Leagues who will commence competitive football this weekend coming. Both SAB and RPD Leagues will be in action.

Morning Stars FC result vs Police FC overturned by DC

The DC overturned the 0-0 result between Morning Stars FC and Police FC when it found the team guilty of playing an unregistered player for 3 matches.

They received a fine and had all matches where they gained points overturned.

The log has been amended accordingly.

Police FC Ladies fall short at RWL Playoffs

The Police FC Ladies team were contesting the SAFA Western Cape RWL playoffs in Mossel Bay this past weekend.

They did extremely well in their challenge, but was not to be. They lost 2 and drew 1. Better luck next season Ladies.

Standards FC replace Helderstroom FC in SAB League

Helderstroom FC have been replaced by Standards FC from the TWK LFA in the SAB League as determined through a sanction in the DC recently.

They will commence their football from Caledon Sports Grounds.

Police FC Ladies KO Champions

The SAFA Overberg Ladies KO Final was won by Police FC Ladies who defeated Lucky Girls FC 4-1 in a wet and windy day in Caledon. We will wish them well in their attempt at SASOL playoffs in Eden on 19 August 2019.

Regional Leagues Kick Off

The waiting is over. The excitement of the Nedbank and Premier Cups is past. Now the Regional Leagues prepare to show the wares of what is to come.

All matches start this weekend and will be humdingers of passionate football.

Nedbank Day of Finals

The Nedbank Cup lived up to its powerful name of high end football on Saturday 7 August 2019 in Kleinmond.

The Bowl Final was taken by Zama Zama FC who won by default against Peacemakers FC, 2-0.

The Plate Final was a battle between Ocean Stars FC and Professional Tigers FC which was determined by penalties after it ended 2-2. Ocean Stars FC took the trophy by 5-4.

The Shield Final was a pulsating match where Real Attackers FC challenged Home Defender FC. With home support from Kleinmond, Home Defender FC did enough to claim victiry when they scored 2 goals to nil.

The Trophy Final was an excting encounter between Police FC and eventual winner on penalties, I&J Express FC. With 5 minutes to go, Police FC were leading 2-0. I&J Express hit a purple patch and brought the game back to 2 all, and to be determined by penalties. I&J won 4-3 on penalties and go to the next round and represent the Overberg Region at Nedbank Cup playoffs.

Premier Cup Day of Finals

The Premier Cup was hosted by Kleinmond LFA for 2019, and they did not disappoint in any way. It was tremndously well hosted, and the spectators over the 2 days testified to this.

The Bowl Final was won by MP Saints FC who overcame Incredibles FC by 2-0.

The Plate Final was won by home team Amajence FC by default, with The Guys FC not arriving for the match.

The Shield Final was an all Kleinmond affair between Bumpers XI FC and Yizo Yizo FC, with Bumpers XI taking the trophy with a 2-1 victory.

The Trophy Final was between Police FC and MP City, to which a strong Police FC performance ensured their first silverware for the season. MP City FC never gave up and pushed the winners to the end.

Ladies KO Competition Looms

The Draw for the first Ladies League KO competition was done at Caledon Casino.

First Quarterfinal will have Grootbos Foundation hosting Siyadlala FC in Gansbaai on the 15th of September. The winner will face Police FC Ladies in the first semi final in Caledon the 24th of September. The second semi final will have Abagold Ladies FC hosting Lucky Girls FC in Mt Pleasant. The final will be the 29th September at Caledon Sports Grounds.

Police FC Ladies crowned SAFA Overberg Women's League Champions.

Congratulations to Police FC Ladies for winning the 2019 Season in SAFA Overberg Women's Football League.

Their victory over Abagold Ladies FC by 3-2 put them in an unassailable position with one more week of competitoin left.

Cup Competitions Grip the Region

The SAFA Overberg Nedbank and Premier Cups have gripped the Region on the weekend of 17/18 August.

The first round of matches will take place all over the region with the quarterfinals looming for Trophy and Plate competitions next weekend.

Mighty Ladies FC and Sabre Ladies withdrawn from Ladies League

The SAFA Overberg Ladies League has had to withdraw Mighty Ladies FC from further participation due to them not honoring a single match in the League as to date. Sabre Ladies FC from TWK has also withdrawn themselves.

The fixtures have been rescheduled to ensure matches are now more consistent.

Helderstroom FC fall short of ABC glory

Helderstroom FC, our 2018/2019 season league champions fell short of making the ABC Motsepe League the past weekend at the SAB Playoffs. With BArcelona FC (Central Karoo) and Young Pirates FC (CT) going through to the League.

They started of well enough by beatig Cape Winelands' Glen Eagles FC by 2-1. But then they ran into a rampant Young Pirates team who picked them apart by 10-1. Sadly, their heroics will be overshadowed by this result.

SAB U21 Trials a success

The SAFA Overberg SAB u21 trials took place in Kleinmond the weekend with the weather trying its best to dampen spirits. However, this was not to be as the players turned up to show their wares.

In all it is considered one of the strongest squads to be selected from the Region. They will compete at Provincial Trials in Eden Region soon.

SAFA Overberg acquire SASOL status

SAFA Overberg also acquired the status of a SASOL League team which will now play its football in the Region. LIDZ FC from Plettenberg Bay was bought over by Overberg club representatives (Pro Tigers FC & Salim Utd FC) and will be based in Hermanus. Trials for this team will take place on Saturday 22 June 2019 in Gansbaai.

SAB Top 8 goes to Police FC in epic final

The SAB Top 8 tournament took place in Gansbaai on Saturday 15 June where the best of Overberg competed for the last trophy of the season. The Top 8 tournament was designed for the League Winner to prepare themselves for the upcoming playoffs. To give them the toughest sendoff cometition can give them. And that was what happened.

The first round of quarterfinals laid the marker of what was to come. Salim United beat Zama Zama 3-2. Helderstroom FC beat Home Defender on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Ocean Stars FC went down 3-1 to I&J Express FC at Masakhane. Police FC won 2-0 on a default by Young Killers.

The semi finals were epic encounters. Police FC beat Salim United 2-0 to reach their first Top 8 final. Helderstroom FC were once again held to a 1-1 draw and had to face the prospect of penalties for the second match in a row. With I&J Express going all out to reach their first final. However, Helderstroom FC reached their second final by winning 3-1 on penalties.

The final was tense and the teams gave their all. Police FC scored first and the score remained 1-0 at half time. The teams attacked and counter attacked for the remaineder of the match. With 5 minutes to go, Police FC scored a second, with Helderstroom FC pulling one 1 back with 2 minutes to go. In the end, Police FC took the title in a breathtaking finale.

Swellendam LFA host Futsal in a Park

Swellendam LFA hosted a Futsal in a Park event in Bontebok park over the 15/16th June 2019 to great success.

Young Tigers win RPD Top 8

Congratulations to Young Tigers FC who won the inaugural Regional Premier Division Top 8 in Glaskasteel, Bredasdorp. They beat Bumpers XI FC from Kleinmond in the final on penalties. The match ended 2 all and was decided through penalties by which they won 4-1.

Ithemba Sporting win inaugural Regional Premier Division

Congratulations to Ithemba Sporting FC from Hermanus LFA who have won the inaugural SAFA Overberg Regional Premier Division. Their consistency and results have ensured that they overcame the opposition in this tough competition. Their reward will be a place in the SAB League in the 2019/2020 season.

Helderstroom FC wins SAB League

Congratulations to Helderstroom FC for winning the SAFA Overberg SAB League. They received their trophy after defeating Solyx United FC 3-2 in Gansbaai.

The trophy was handed over by REC member Alex Kralo after their final league match. They will now proceed to the SAB League Playoffs for a chance to reach the ABC Motsepe League.

The playoffs will be the weekend of 8/9 June in Beaufort West. We wish them all the best.

Ladies League kicks off

The SAFA Overberg Regional Ladies League kicked off this weekend and the gauntlet has already been thrown down in the challenge for the title.

Abagold Ladies FC gained their first 3 points when Siyadlala FC defaulted on them. Police FC Ladies beat Sabre Girls FC 16-0 in Caledon on Saturday. Their intentions for league honors revealed.

Regional Tournaments a Success

On Saturday 27 April 2019, Gansbaai was the hosting town for the inaugural SAFA Overberg Veterans and Women's Football Tournaments, which was a resounding success.

Sporting Stars FC, the 2018 Cape Winelands Regional Champions won the Women's Tournament when they beat Siyadlala FC 5-3 on penalties after a closely fought 1 all draw.

West End FC beat Central AFC in the Veterans final 2-0 to take the inaugural crown.

Regional Top 8 Tournaments appointed

The Regional Top 8 Tournaments have been determined and the venues appointed.

The SAB Top 8 Tournament will be hosted at Gansbaai on Saturday 1 June 2019.

The RPD Top 8 will be hosted in Glaskasteel on Sunday 2 June 2019.

Cape Agulhas LFA kick off season

The Cape Agulhas LFA has kicked off the past weekend with 13 teams participating for the League Championship title.

Their results and log standing can be viewed on the website.

Regional Member appointed to serve on Provincial Counsel

REC member and Regional Treasurer, Mr Thabiso Daniel Maleke, and Chairperson of the TWK LFA, was recently appointed to serve as the Sports, Art and Culture reprsentative on the Western Cape Provincial Council on AIDS.

Mr Maleke will form part of a select group of individuals who were hand picked for the task.

The Council was established by Cabinet to oversee the implementation of the multi-sector response to HIV, STIs and TB. He will serve a 5 year term on the Council.

Congratulations Mr Maleke, we are proud of your achievement and recognition.

DC suspends FC Young Lions and Caledon Stars FC in RPD

The DC has suspended two Regional Premier Division teams from further participation due to the amount of defaults they have accrued.

FC Young Lions from Swellendam and Caledon Stars from TWK have been handed down that sanction.

Regional Leagues Continue

The SAFA Overberg SAB and RPD LEagues will continue as from this weekend of the 19/20 Janaury. Exciting fixtures are revealing themselves.

Festive Season Break

The SAFA Overberg regional Leagues will take a break over the festive season and restart on the weekend of 19 January 2019 again.

Successfull D License Coaching Course hosted

The SAFA Overberg Region hosted its D-license Coaching Course from 13 to 17 December at the Caledon Sports Grounds with great success. PTOs were Thabo Mngomeni (former Bafana Bafana player) and Boebie Williams.

Seven Stars FC withdraw from SAB League

It is with sad news that we have to announce the withdrawal of Seven Stars FC from th SAB League due to financial constraints.

The team from Napier, in the Cape Agulhas LFA, has been competing since 2017/2018 season and managed to survive their first year. However, the demaqnds of travelling has forced them to shut their doors as sponosrships are not easy to come by.

Their outstanding first round fixtures will be marked as defaults, with the second round matches being cancelled and withdrawn from the fixtures.

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