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Milanos come out victorious at second round of Castle Africa 5s tournament

The second Castle Africa five-a-side qualifying tournament took place on Saturday with 16 teams competing at Rustic Indoors in Fourways. The 16 teams came with the eye on the prize, an opportunity to go through to the national final being held at the Rand Show from Wednesday, 4, to Saturday, 7 April 2018.
The winning team: Milanos. From top left: Brandon Morris, Lebogang Sekgoto, Dean Harrison, Sibusiso Makhoba and Lucy van Herdeen
The winning team: Milanos. From top left: Brandon Morris, Lebogang Sekgoto, Dean Harrison, Sibusiso Makhoba and Lucy van Herdeen

Milanos were the victorious team after battling it out with other teams. The games ended at 16h30 after the teams had to go into penalty shootout. Milanos beat Royal Lakes 2-0 after penalties and confirmed their spot in the final.

To stand a chance of winning the South African event five-a-side teams need to compete in one of the remaining five qualifying tournaments being held in the run-up to this year’s Rand Show. Entry to the qualifiers costs R1,000 per five-a-side team with prize money of R5,000 up for grabs at each qualifier.

Billed as Africa’s largest amateur five-a-side football tournament Castle Africa 5s boasts the ultimate prize with the winners of the continental tournament walking away with an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in the company of Samuel Eto.

Don’t miss your shot at the prize. There are four other mini tournaments taking place in Gauteng during the month of March. Get your friends together and create your own amateur five-a-side team, there are a few spots left.

Enter by contacting one of the below venues:

1Action Soccer (Edenvale)Victor084754985718 March
2Fives Premier League (Randburg)Bevin083617879724 March
3Pirates (Parkhurst)Justin064908096525 March
4Urban Sports (Emmarentia)Callum083304984731 March

About the Rand Show

Since its inception in 1894, the Rand Show has become one of South Africa’s largest and most iconic consumer events and is a highlight in the annual events calendar. The Rand Show has entertained multiple generations of South African families attracting over 200,000 visitors annually. Frequently referred to as Johannesburg’s Biggest Day out, 2018 promises to prove yet again why the Rand Show has been in existence for 124 years. This is not just another expo!


Friday, 30 March, to Sunday, 8 April 2018

Show hours:

10h00 – 21h00 daily.
Exhibition halls close at 19h00.
Last entry at 19h00.


Johannesburg Expo Centre, Cnr Rand Show & Nasrec Roads, Nasrec
(GPS - S26°14.484' E27°58.510')


Available at the gates or through Computicket (
More information at


Open-air parking is available at R20 per car.


Mr Craig Newman
Chairman - Dogan Exhibitions and Events (Pty) Ltd
Telephone: 011 494 1920
E-mail: az.oc.ertnecopxe@ngiarc

For further information:

7 Colors Communications
Eugene Mametse
Telephone: 011 782 6208
E-mail: az.oc.sroloc7@enegue

14 Mar 2018 14:31