Metropolitan Premier Cup
Taking the game to a higher level
Twenty one years of continuous success and glory shone through at this year's Metropolitan Premier Cup held at Erica Park, Belhar. The stars comprised of 32 teams all ready for the showdown.
Part of the Metropolitan Premier Cup's success, is its ability to produce new talent year after year. The 2009 Metropolitan Premier Cup would prove to be no different; as a high expectation is now standard. It is no secret that some of the most influential and probably most talented players of our great nation have all run out at the magnificent event in their junior years. The likes of Benni McCarthy, Steven Pienaar, Lance Davids and many more players have all come through the Metropolitan Premier Cups doors.
The question on our minds is; who is the person that decides who becomes the next outstanding new kid on the block at the Metropolitan Premier Cup? What is the criteria etc.
Well the answer is simply; there is no one person! In fact there is a whole panel of adjudicators or assessors that tediously roam the playing fields at the Metropolitan Premier Cup, from day one, from the first kick off to the last kick, looking, searching, and scouting for talent. This panel of gentlemen is a select group from the glory of South African football, who each in their own respect has contributed to the beautiful game in some way or another.
The Metropolitan Premier Cup has called on these stalwarts' to share their experience and expertise, and be unbiased in their selection of: Team of the Tournament, Player of it he Tournament, etc.
Although the panel has changed over the years, its caliber remains consistent.
Here is the list of the panel members. To view what each had to say about the 2009 edition of the tournament simply click on their names to be taken to their comments.
Mogamad De Goede
Mr. Mogamad De Geode's 4 years of coaching experience include stints in - Western Province, UK, Netherlands and the USA.
He played professionally for Cape Town Spurs and Maritzburg United. Mr De Goede also completed a Level 3 in the Netherlands.
Unfortunately due to Visa requirements he was not allowed to stay abroad and now gives back to the community sharing his skills and knowledge. He says as an assessor one learns a lot from players, international teams and their structures. He also stresses the importance of education and says "one is never too old to learn."
Tournament Secretary: MG Abrahams
Cellphone: +27 83 243 7021
Fax: +27 21 633 1220
Tournament Director: Patrick J. Williams
Telephone: +27 21 787 5012 (office)
Cellphone: +27 82 335 7392
Fax: +27 86 601 7169