Daniye Higher Primary School from Mpumalanga province lifted the McDonald’s U/14 Schools League trophy with excitement when they were crowned the 2015 champions at Alexandra Stadium, Gauteng on Wednesday, 30 September 2015.
Daniye won after clinching victory with a 4 – 3 victory on penalties over Guqaza Secondary School from the Eastern Cape.
“We are proud to crown the 6th McDonald’s U/14 Schools League champions. Seeing the dedication and commitment of the players and the coaches across the tournament is testament to the fact that we are developing dreams and contributing to the development of grassroots football in South African,” said Sechaba Motsieloa, Corporate Affairs Director of McDonald’s South Africa.
The 2015 McDonald’s Under14 Schools League’s saw over 3300 schools from 9 provinces battle it out in a series of provincial play-offs, before the top provincial schools met in Alexandra stadium for the national finals.
Other provinces were represented by:
• Western Cape – Bastiaanse Secondary School
• Free State – Bodikela School
• Kwa-Zulu Natal – Mlamuli Primary School
• Northern Cape – Rietvale High School
• Limpopo – Benny Sport Development and Academy
• Gauteng – Sport School of Excellence
• North West – NR Mandela Secondary School
Mandla ‘Shoes’ Mazibuko President of SASFA said: “The development of grassroots football in South Africa is given a substantial boost by the McDonald’s U/14 Schools League. The league provides structure for children to showcase their football talent and giving rising stars the opportunity to be scouted and ultimately hone their football skills to play at a professional level