South Africa - Sam China Cup

Played between 1903 and 1973, with several interruptions. It was contested by representative teams of the "Indian" communities of the respective provinces, and run by SAIFA (the South African Indian Football Association).

See also the Moroka-Baloyi Cup and the Currie Cup.

Palmares (incomplete)

Year    Winners 

1903    Transvaal               5-0 2-1 Griqualand West      [Sep 23, Kimberley]
NB: second to fifth edition all won by Transvaal
1924    Natal
1925-27   not known 
1928    Transvaal 
1929-44   not known 
1945    Southern Natal   
1946-48   not known 
1949    Southern Natal           
1950-52   not known 
1953    Transvaal
1954-57   not known 
1958      not played
1959    Northern Natal              5-1 Transvaal  
1960      not played
1961    Southern Transvaal          bt  Northern Natal
1962-68   not known
1969    Southern Natal              3-1 Western Province 
1970      not played
1971    Western Province            4-2 Southern Natal
1972      not known 
1973    Western Province            

NB: their 1971 win was the first for Western Province;
    with the exception of 1969, all tournaments were played in a round
    robin format 


A Zone
 1.Central Natal            5
   Western Province         5
 3.Southern Transvaal       3
 4.Griqualand West          0
B Zone
 1.Southern Natal           5
 2.Northern Natal           4
 3.Eastern Transvaal        3
 4.Western Transvaal        1    

NB: it is unclear why in both zone points add up to 13 although presumably six
    matches (single round robin) were played in each, so that the overall points
    total should have been 12 in both zones.

Southern Natal       3-1 Western Province

South Africa Champions
South Africa Cup Winners (club teams)

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Many thanks to Neil Morrison for corrections and clarifications

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Author: Hans Schöggl
Last updated: 28 Jan 2021

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