DENMARK-BASED Gift Links has called on the community of Rustenburg to come out and support the upcoming Athletico Youth Cup (AFC).
Links, who has been adjusting to life at new Danish Superliga club Aarhus is a graduate of the popular Athletico Youth Cup.
And the 21-year-old would like to see more youngsters follow in his path and graduate to professional football.
AFC will host the 10th edition of the Premier Youth Football tournament in Rustenburg, North West Province.
The competition will kick off at Karlien Park sport ground on 28 November and will end on 1 December 2019.
“I’m the graduate of the Athletico Youth Cup. I was player of the tournament and the top-scorer when I played. So I’m encouraging everyone to come and support the boys,” says Links.
In its 10-year existence the tournament has produced among PSL players, current Polokwane City goalkeeper Cyril Chibwe.
Sbusiso Mabiliso of AmaZulu has also participated in the tournament.
The tournament started as a local youth tournament initiative, established by AFC, which was founded in 2002.
Boosting a successful history, the Youth Cup has since evolved from various formats, starting as invitational, seeding-system and lately the qualifying rounds.
To mark the decade milestone, the AFC organisers are making the tournament an open one and have invited as many teams as they can to take part.