The Bayhill Premier Cup has been the leading youth football tournament in Southern African for the past 32 years. Players such as Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder, Haashim Domingo Cape Town City defender, Taariq Fielies, Bafana Bafana Forward, Egyptian Premier Soccer League side Al Ahly SC, Taariq Fielies and Rushine De Reuck Bafana Bafana & Mamelodi Sundowns defender has all been part of the annual Bayhill Premier tournament held at Erica Park, Belhar.
Day 1 had a late afternoon kick off as Group B started their Bayhill campaign, Wayside Wanderers faced Blue Downs Spurs that resulted in a 2-1 win for the Wayside Wanderers. The Wayside Wanderers number 13 Shaakir Dollie crowned himself as the team’s savior whilst scoring the decider. Marcellino Solomons from Blue Downs Spurs was the most feared player on the field as he showcased his fancy footwork and his speed on and off the ball.
Jordan Callies came out victorious against Hustlaz FC with the number 11 Fawwaaz Kippie being the only goal contributor. Group D kicked off their Premier Cup campaign as FN Rangers won Greenwood Athletic 1-0 in a very challenging match up.
Group E Grassy Park vs Rebels FC fixture played out to a 0-0 draw, both teams had a lot to learn from today’s match.
Hanover Park vs Bayview FC kicked off Group H ,as Bayview FC gave away a penalty to Hanover Park’s well – structured team that eventually won them the game. Unfortunately, Hanover Park lost a player as he was tackled during the match that resulted in a knee injury. We at the Premier Cup wish him a speedy recovery.
The Group F tie between Hellenic and JL Zwane, showed Hellenic start of strong and remain dominant throughout both halves. JL Zwane finally broke through as they finished the game with a late equaliser to share the points.
Matchday 1 ended with a 0-0 Mitchell’s Plain derby draw between Ikapa Sporting and Juventus FC. These two teams and their fans ignited the 2022 Premier Cup spirit. The result may have ended in a draw, but the match was a winner.
Matchday 2 shows a lot of promise as host club Bayhill open their Premier Cup campaign against Wayside Wanderers. Both local Cape Town sides will be in action. Cape Town Spurs take on Hustlaz Academy while Cape Town City takes on FN Rangers. With a 16-game match day you can look forward to a lot of goals, wins, and upsets.
Entry fee R15 per person & R15 per vehicle. Spectators are allowed and no vaccination card needed
Catch the Bayhill Premier Cup Live at Erica Park, Belhar
13 – 18 April 2022.
The Bayhill Premier Cup 2022 was successful on their first day back and I have a feeling that the talent and match quality from this year’s Premier Cup will be the best yet!