Africa soccer takes a firmer stance

SUPPORT FROM FORMER PLAYERS:The Africa 5’s Premier Social League received support from former Bafana Bafana player Matthew Booth, as well as Castle Africa 5’s brand ambassador Samuel Eto’o and Amanda Dlamini, former Banyana Banyana captain.
Photo: Annette van Schalkwyk

PLAYING five-a-side social soccer is the way to go, following the success of Castle Lager’s inaugural Africa 5’s social football league, in 2018.

This year’s addition to the initial group of six countries will see the inclusion of new countries to the local soccer sides in Johannesburg and elsewhere. Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda will enter their local five-a-side teams which will see the winners of each country take each other on in the play-off stages.

A women’s league will run alongside with those of the men’s sides.

The campaign will still be spearheaded by Africa’s football icon, Samuel Eto’o, joined by an array of other legends, namely Matthew Booth (South Africa), Ivo Mapunda (Tanzania), Tinashe Nengomasha (Zimbabwe), Christopher Katongo (Zambia), Siza Dlamini (Swaziland) and Amanda Dlamini (Women Football).

Amanda Dlamini is South Africa’s renowned female footballer and analyst who has been announced as the first female ambassador for the Africa 5’s. She made her debut for the national women’s team, Banyana Banyana, in 2007 and captained the team for just over two years.

Castle Lager brand director Vaughan Croeser said, “We are thrilled by the return of the Africa 5’s league, which is set to be bigger and better than last year’s edition. The inclusion of women is not only integral to sustaining societal interactions, but also emphasises Castle Lager’s position of being at the forefront of fortifying bonds and friendships.”

“We are excited about the inclusion of Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda as that will expand our footprint across the African continent and cement Castle Lager’s role of creating and sustaining friendships beyond borders,” said Croeser.

Country champions will battle it out for the coveted trophy and Africa 5’s title in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

The ultimate winners will walk away with an all-expenses paid trip to a Ligue 1 match in Milan, hosted by the renowned legend Samuel Eto’o.

Should you wish to enter a team, go to to further engage on the campaign.


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