Event Postponed: Langa to host Youth Day tournament

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CAPE TOWN: LANGA will be the place to be for this years Red Tigers Juniors & Seniors Youth Day Tournament on Thursday, June 16, 2022.

JUNE 16 is commemorated as Youth Day in South Africa, after the 1976 Soweto Uprising, which quickly spread to other parts of the country.

The Soweto uprising was a series of demonstrations and protests led by black school children in South Africa that began on the morning of June 16, 1976.

Students from numerous Sowetan schools in Johannesburg began to protest in the streets of Soweto in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools. It is estimated that 20,000 students took part in the protests.

They were met with fierce police brutality and many were shot and killed. The number of people killed in the uprising is usually given as 176, but estimates of up to 700 have been made. Dozens of other students were injured.

In remembrance of these events, since the first democratic elections in 1994, June 16 is now a public holiday in South Africa, named Youth Day.

But this week’s June 16 events in Langa, Cape Town will see a basketball extravaganza at the Khulani High School.

Organisers have revealed that U13: joining fee is R200.

1st prize: R750; 2nd prize: R500; 3rd prize: R300.

U15: joining fee: R300; 1st prize: R1000; 2nd prize: R700;3rd prize: R500.

For Seniors: joining fee: R600.

Prizes: Group A: R1500; Group B: R1500; Group C: R1500; Group D: R1500.

Also revealed is the Point System Rule.

For Seniors, a team with highest points in each group goes with a R1500 as their 1st prize.

The won’t be knockouts or semi finals.

If teams are equal on points, then goal difference will come into effect, in other words if a team has scored more goals on that group then they will go with the 1st prize.

Kickoff time is at 9am, with registration at 8:30am and the gate fee stands at R5.

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