The tournament, played in a league (round robin) system, will see Mamelodi Sundowns FC, SuperSport United FC and Jomo Cosmos FC battling it out and accumulating points over three 45 minute matches in order to be declared the *Gauteng Champion of Champions*.
The tournament will be utilising the services of local SMME’s where possible and because of this fact the Gauteng Provincial Government sees a perfect synergy with the tournament as it enables it to showcase three of its radical transformation pillars, namely, Radical Economic Transformation, Accelerated Social Transformation and Re-Industrialisation of the Gauteng Province.
“The Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation recognizes the opportunities and valuable platform created by initiatives such as the Gauteng Champion of Champions tournament. We intend on achieving various objectives though such projects including positioning the tournament as a conduit for the Gauteng City Region programme for Township Economy Revitilisation by taking premium football to the people and staging an event that will stimulate local economic development, social cohesion and generate income for local businesses. We will continue to partner with ventures that offer a conducive environment for the Gauteng City Region to remain the Home of Champions and the preferred home for hosting sport at acompetitive level.” Said MEC Ms Faith Mazibuko for Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation.
There will be a festive atmosphere on the day with plenty of pre-match entertainment that will include, amongst others, a curtain raiser between local Ekurhuleni favourites African All Stars FC and Valencia FC, DJ Cleo and Skhumba.