|Eesa Fredericks (Masters of Mind Sports) a worthy opponent to Khahliso Malape (Fakkel School).|
Thus it was at MSSA's 14th Free State Championships that there was a solid turnout for the game in both numbers and quality of players.
Khahliso Malape participated in the National Team Trials for PES 2017 on 3 and 4 June 2017 and was keen to again demonstrate his prowess in the game.
Right from the start, Khahliso took the lead, defeating one opponent after another, until he came up against Eesa Fredericks.
Eesa Fredericks held Khahliso to a draw, but could do nothing to stop Khahliso from winning MSSA's 14th Free State Championships title.
Khahliso Malape has positioned himself as the man to beat in the PES 2017 esports title.
The rankings for PES 2017 are:
|Pos||Name of Player||Year||Club||Points|
|1||Khahliso Malape||17||Fakkel School||284.3|
|2||Eesa Fredericks||17||Masters of Mind Sports||177.9|
|3||Bonginkosi Lukhele||17||Fakkel School||173.9|
|4||Mpumi Madeou||17||Curro Klerksdorp||167.6|
|5||Ryan Gathita||17||Curro Klerksdorp||149.6|
|6||Sibusiso Skusane||17||Fakkel School||148.8|
|7||Jean Struger||17||Fakkel School||132.5|
|8||Gordon McCormick||17||JCS Academy||131.9|
|9||Thokozane Mntimane||17||Fakkel School||127.9|
|10||Tsepho Mamatela||17||Fakkel School||127.4|
|11||Mpho Ntsala||17||Fakkel School||124.4|
|12||Dillon Grey||17||Fakkel School||123.2|
|13||Teboho Hlasa||17||Fakkel School||121.1|
|14||Richard Ferreira||16||Fakkel School||120|
|15||Mark Morobane||17||Curro Klerksdorp||118|
|16||Jacobus Direko||17||Fakkel School||114.2|
|17||Rebetswe Twala||17||Curro Klerksdorp||106.2|
|18||Leone Loftus||16||Fakkel School||90|
|19||Angelique Taljaard||17||Fakkel School||83|
|20||Alessandro Sacca||17||Curro Klerksdorp||81|