Cape Town -
As the inaugural champions of the MultiChoice Diski Challenge (PSL Reserve
League), the University of Pretoria bagged themselves a seven-day trip to the
Netherlands. This weekend, the team departs for the trip of a lifetime.
looking for 'gems'
Netherlands boasts a rich history of football development and through the Beloften
Eredivisie (Dutch Eredivisie Reserve League) continues to churn out brilliant
young footballers. This includes our own Kamohelo Mokotjo, who starred for
Excelsior in the Beloften,” said MultiChoice’s Head of
Corporate Responsibility and Affairs, Teressa Malevu, who will accompany the
“The MDC is
such a vital step for South Africa’s future stars and hopefully the visit and
experience of playing against Beloften Eredivisie sides will spur the Tuks
players to greater success and possibly land themselves trials with one of the
their visit, the team will get to test their strengths against PEC Zwolle, SC
Heerenveen and Vitesse Arnhem’s Beloften Eredivisie sides. The team will be
based in Zwolle and will train at the IJsseldelta Stadium, PEC Zwolle’s first
team stadium. They’ll also spend some time at the Royal Netherlands Football
Association (KNVB) headquarters in Utrecht training under the eye of Holland’s
U19 coach, former Ajax Amsterdam, Lazio and Inter Milan defensive midfielder
Aron Winter. They will also get an opportunity to observe a training session of
the Netherlands senior national team as they prepare for their Euro 2016
qualifier against Turkey.
Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Hans Vonk, now director of football at Heerenveen,
will visit the team for a motivational talk prior to the match against
Heerenveen. And Foppe de Haan, a regular visitor to South Africa during the
group stages of the Diski Challenge, will also visit the team.
off their stay in the Netherlands, the team will attend the Netherland’s
national team’s Euro qualifier match against Turkey in Amsterdam.
Departure (Saturday, 21 March) - From O.R. Tambo at
Day 1 (Sunday, 22 March) – Arrival and travel to
Day 2 (Monday, 23 March) – Match day vs. PEC Zwolle
Day 3 (Tuesday, 24 March) – Training
Day 4 (Wednesday, 25 March) – Match day vs. SC
Day 5 (Thursday, 26 March) – KNVB training
Day 6 (Friday, 27 March) – Match day vs. Vitesse
Day 7 (Saturday, 28 March) – Travel to Amsterdam to
watch Netherlands vs. Turkey
Day 8 (Sunday, 29 March) – Return home, arrival at
O.R. Tambo at 9:15pm
To follow the team’s
day-to-day journey in the Netherlands and for more information, please visit
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