The third day of a weekend
dedicated to the Orlando Pirates 65th Anniversary
celebrations saw a fun-filled Corporate 7 A-Side
Tournament at the Arthur Block Training Grounds in
This Tournament was played under clear blue skies,
with sounds of music from the Castle Loud Van, laughter
and cheering intermingled with the scent of picnics and
The Club wished to include the Corporate World in
their anniversary celebrations, but such was the success
of the event, they now wish it to be included in the
end-of-year festivities on an annual basis.
Orlando Pirates Football Club sincerely thanks the
following companies for participating and making the day
memorable for all.
Standard Bank IT
Standard Bank Card
Standard Corp Merchant Bank
South African Football Association
Some companies entered two or more teams (38 in all)
and the Club entered two teams; Pirates Masters and
Yebo-Yes United. The tournament initially competed in a
Round Robin with the top 16 teams going through to the
main Cup Competition. The remaining teams contested for
the Plate Competition.
The final of the Cup Competition was between Standard
Bank Card Division and Namitech A. After a "nail-biting"
match and sudden death penalty shoot out the Cup went to
Namitech A. Yebo-Yes United took 3rd place after a
play-off against Vodacom A.
Highveld Steel B Team won the Plate Competition when
they beat Chemserve.
The 2000 strong crowd was treated to an exhibition
match, which was played by the senior Orlando Pirates
side against the Development Programme coaches.
Orlando Pirates Football Club would like to thank all
Sponsors, Staff, Castle Lager, Coca-Cola, Worldwide
Sports and Interactive Sport for all their hard work,
dedication and professional work ethic in making this
day a most special and enjoyable memory. A big thank you
to the companies that donated prizes: Sansui, Boston
City Campus, adidas SA.