Booze, drugs are no match for soccer

2017-01-26 06:03
Happy Hearts FC after a training session in Langa close to Cape Town. Photo by Ayatolah September

Happy Hearts FC after a training session in Langa close to Cape Town. Photo by Ayatolah September

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Happy Hearts Football Club from Langa, is only four months old but it is already getting positive feedback in the kasi.

The club, which has more than 50 youths, was founded by four friends who wanted to change the lives of youngsters for the better.

Chairman Thandinkosi Ngalwa said: “We started the club in September last year and the response has been amazing. Parents are very happy with the work we do.

“The aim of the club is to keep youths away from booze and drugs.

“Every day after school and work, our members go to the local sport fields to train.”

He said they started the club after they realised that many youngsters in the kasi were involved in bad things such as crime and gangsters.

“Parents know that from 5pm until 6pm, their kids are with us and not anywhere else.

“At the moment we have over 50 youths and hope to attract more youngsters.

“The only challenge is that we don’t have a sponsor.

“We would be grateful if we could get a sponsor to help us with soccer kits and other things,” added Thandinkosi.

Parent Nokhona Mbuku said she appreciates what the club is doing for their kids.

“Now I know that when my child is not at home after school he is at the training.”

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