The South African Breweries is proudly committed to football development – so what better place to announce the 2015 SAB League National Championships draw than the SAB World of Beer?
Officials of the South African Breweries, the South African Football Association (SAFA) and members of the press gathered at the SAB World of Beer yesterday for the official draw launch event.
The SAB World of Beer was a perfect fit for the draw, according to general manager Tony Rubin: “Our venues lend themselves so well to events of this nature. The Auditorium and the Steam in the Gallery with the garden outside, which I call “the oasis of Newtown”, affords people the opportunity to spill out and enjoy drinks and have lunch after the formal proceedings, and to enjoy the views.”
On SAB’s 15-year commitment to SAFA and the country’s football development, SABMiller Africa environmental manager Muzi Chonco said: “It was important for us to look for someone to lead us, especially in the area of grassroots development, and SAFA was the obvious choice. We’ve extended the partnership to five more years. We are family and the idea is to stand together.”
SAFA Competitions Committee chairperson Nomsa Mahlangu said about the SAB partnership: “For SAFA, this partnership means a lot. Without SAB, we can’t achieve what we exist to do in terms of football and the nation’s development.”
The groups were drawn as follows:
- Group A: Northern Cape, Gauteng, Free State (defending champions), Mpumalanga and Western Cape
- Group B: Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, North West, University Sports South Africa (USSA) and Eastern Cape
The SAB League National Championships will kick off on 28 June at the Giant Stadium in Pretoria. The final match is on 5 July.
See more of pictures of the event on our Facebook page.