Kay Motsepe Schools Cup: Football
Kay Motsepe Schools Cup: Football (KMSC Football) is sponsored by the Motsepe Foundation and Sanlam and was launched in 2004 at public, private and independent high schools around South Africa. It is the biggest schools football tournament in the country, with more than 5 000 schools participating annually.
The competition starts at cluster level. Each winning school proceeds to the regional level and each winning school at this level proceeds to the provincial finals. The provincial champions and the runners up participate at the national championships.
Each provincial champion gets an amount of R100 000. The competition carries a prize of R1 000 000 for the winning team, as well as R600 000, R500 000 and R400 000 for the second, third and fourth schools respectively.
The prize money is used for school-related development projects, such as the improvement of school infrastructure, office blocks, libraries, classrooms, ablution facilities and sporting facilities.
The goal of the tournaments is to develop the love of sports in young men. Sports develops character, discipline as well as mental fitness.