Pick n Pay Swaziland today made a E300 000 sponsorship to the National Football Association of Swaziland for schools knockout tournament scheduled for June two and June nine to about 42 schools around Mbabane-Manzini corridor.

Pravash Prisan from South Africa who is Pick n Pay’s Buyer Africa explained the sponsorship as an acceleration programme targeting the future soccer stars from a very tender age, as early as 15. Prisan further explained that there will be a completion in all pick n pay stores around the country in which customers are expected to buy commodities of no less than E150 to be eligible for the competition and that the first draw will be on the Saturday of 17 March 2018 which will be conducted by one of the prominent soccer stars in the country and there are prizes to be won on the weekly draw. The lucky winner will then be urged to choose a school of their choice who will receive a full soccer kit.

Also present at the launch was minister of education and training who spoke on behalf of the school, “on behalf of the schools, thank you very much for the support. in general am a sport person so am in full support of this and I call upon discipline, self control, self motivation, team work and physical education amongst the pupils and strongly call upon all teachers to support”. Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth affairs, David Cruser Ngcamphalala expressed vote of thanks for the kind gesture, stated that sports has become a profession as people get paid for participating in sports and further urged citizens to support pick n pay Swaziland.

Schedule for the knockout will commence on the second of June at Somhlolo national stadium where schools from the Mbabane-Zulwini corridor will compete and on the nineth of June those from Matsapha-Manzini corridor will battle it out at Mavuso Sports center. Further details of of the prize breakdown of the whole tournament will be communicated at a later stage as the Football Association is still yet to meet and discuss the details.