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Metropolitan Premier Cup

Assessors

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.


Bazil Jansen

Bazil Jansen also known as "Puzzy" was a member of the first professional club, Cape Ramblers in 1961. He was a WP player and a substitute for SA. In the 1973s he was the manager for Cape Town Spurs pro team. He also coached the pro Santos team. As well as Bennie McCarthy in the WP Junior team and Ajax Junior team. Mr. Jansen has been involved with the Premier Cup for 3 years.

He says "This year the tournament wasn't up to standard and that there had been age discrepancies."

Contact Information

Tournament Secretary: MG Abrahams
Cellphone: +27 83 243 7021
Fax: +27 21 633 1220
Email: info@premiercup-bayhill.co.za

Tournament Director: Patrick J. Williams
Telephone: +27 21 787 5012 (office)
Cellphone: +27 82 335 7392
Fax: +27 86 601 7169
Email: pj@premiercup-bayhill.co.za

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