The Charity Showdown is an annual one-day soccer event staged to raise funds for The Lunchbox Fund.
This year, e.tv and OpenView HD have partnered with City of Tshwane. The event will take place at the Lucas “Masterpieces” Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville, Pretoria on 19 July at 8:30am.
“We are pleased to partner with the City of Tshwane to launch yet another exciting Showdown event and are grateful to unite with such great stakeholders for this year’s tournament. We value the partnership with City of Tshwane and the respectable PSL teams who are on board. Soccer is one of the most popular sports in this country, and education is one of the most critical childhood development tools. This is why this initiative is a very fulfilling one for us” enthused Monde Twala, Managing Director, e.tv Channels division.
The pre-season spectacular features four Premier Soccer League teams all united to raise funds for the disadvantaged children: Mamelodi “The Brazillians” Sundowns, Ajax “Urban Warriors” Cape Town, University of Pretoria “AmaTuks” and Jomo “Ezinkosi” Cosmos.
All the gate takings from the tournament will be donated to The Lunchbox Fund, a charity organizations that provides a daily meal to orphaned and impoverished schoolchildren across the education sector. The Fund feeds over 5 000 children in Gauteng, Limpopo, North West Province, Western Cape, Eastern Cape and are expanding all the time.
Tickets are sold at Computicket and some will be sold at the gate on the day. They go for R30 for adults and FREE for kids under the age of 12.
The Showdown is a knockout tournament and matches will be 45 minutes per half. At the end of the full time, if the scores are still tied, the matches will be decided through penalty shootouts. The first semi-final match kicks off at 9AM, the next game at 11:30AM and the final at 3:30PM.
All the games will be broadcast live on e.tv at these times:
Match 1 at 9AM
University of Pretoria “AmaTuks” VS Mamelodi Sundowns
Match 2 at 11:30AM
Ajax Cape Town VS Jomo Cosmos
Match 3 (Final) 3:30PM
Match 1 Vs Match 2
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