Orlando Pirates became the Castle Africa 5s South African champions this weekend after beating Bengezela 7-4 in the men’s division in Pretoria.

Pirates, who were the defending champions, will represent SA in Tanzania for the continental championships in three weeks’ time. Pirates Captain Jose Garcia.

Castle 5 is a five a side tournament for non-professional players

Drama Queens beat Chilli Sauce 6-4 in the women’s division to also earn their rights to represent SA in the Continental champs also in Tanzania.

It was the first time the woman took part in the event. Queens Captain Regina Moholoa was delighted they won.

Bafana Bafana legend Matthew Booth is an ambassador for the tournament alongside Samuel Etoó, Amanda Dlamini, Chris Katongo (Zambia), Tinashe Nengomasha (Zimbabwe) and many others. Booth was pleased with the quality on display.

The sponsor’s Brand campaign manager Renier Olivier was thrilled with the level of competitiveness from the women’s side.

He is looking forward to seeing an SA team compete against the best in Tanzania.

In: It’s Fantastic. – Report by Vincent Sitsula