South Africa’s biggest off-season football tournament is officially here. DStv, in partnership with the Philly’s Games, officially launched the 31st edition of the country’s most popular kasi festive season football competition.

It will take place between 19 December 2022 and 2 January 2023 in Tembisa, Gauteng. There will also be live coverage by DStv of all matches on SuperSport Channel 202 and 209.

Philly’s Games tournament has successfully established itself as a catalyst for unearthing raw diamonds. Being a trusted conveyer belt for talent that continues to dazzle the DStv Premiership and Diski Challenge.


DStv’s Sponsorship Senior Manager, Tshepiso Sathekge said the brand’s partnership with the Philly’s Games speaks to its commitment and philosophy of supporting local talent in the form of both sport and entertainment, while also complementing DStv’s existing football sponsorship assets.

“The well-documented success of the Philly’s Games lies in more than just unearthing of talent. The tournament festivities successfully bring together football and entertainment, while also boosting township economic activity and promoting social cohesion. Such a competition speaks back to what DStv is passionate about, sport and entertainment – coupled with the added value of enriching lives. We are therefore proud to once again demonstrate our commitment to South African football through our sponsorship of the Philly’s Games,” said Sathekge.

Philly’s Games launched
Philly’s Games launched

“This exciting partnership richly complements our ever-growing portfolio of local football sponsorship, which we are equally excited to bring to life through cutting edge and world-class broadcast technology for all South Africans to enjoy from the safety and comfort of their homes during this festive season,” he continued to say.


Tournament founder, Philly Mathebula said: “The relationship with DStv is a partnership of two organisations that have the community’s best interests at heart. In addition to the football action, the Philly’s Games provides an entertainment alternative for the Tembisa community. This coupled with DStv’s ability to showcase the games live on SuperSport, it provides exciting entertainment value for families across the country throughout the holidays”.

Fans will be treated to exciting fan engagement competitions and daily prize give-aways as part of the DStv #Kuzobamnandi festive season campaign.

Entrance to the Philly’s Games will be free of charge throughout the tournament.

 2022/23 Philly’s Game Fixture Dates:

Maseven Ivory – 19, 20 and 21 December

Etafuleni Ivory – 22, 23 and 24 December

Phomolong Sport Complex Tembisa – 26, 27 and 28 December

Esiqongweni ,Tembisa  – 29, 30 December and 1 January

Mehlareng, Tembisa 2 January (Final)


1st Prize                               R200 000.00

2nd Prize                             R70 000.00

3rd Prize                              R20 000.00

4th Prize                              R10 000.00