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2017-07-20 06:01
A Gugulethu soccer team proudly showing off a new kit bought through donations from the Western Cape provincial government and City of Cape Town offices.

A Gugulethu soccer team proudly showing off a new kit bought through donations from the Western Cape provincial government and City of Cape Town offices.

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After a long wait three soccer clubs finally received soccer kits donated by Community Development Workers at the Oliver Kahn Sport Academy in Gugulethu last week.

The new kits were showcased during the soccer match between the recipients namely City Rose, Fast Eleven and St Marks.

The sponsorship was organised through the provincial government and the City of Cape Town.

Co-ordinator Nokwezi Makaula explained that the kit was the result of the request from the team that were struggling to buy soccer kit from their pocket. She said it forms part of the strategy to take away children from the street.

“It is about the kids and add value to their lives, who want to became professional soccer players one day,”she said

She urged them to look after the kit very well and using only when they playing not make them pyjamas at night or wear them at street.

Acting supervisor Zandiswa Ndandani said she was overwhelmed to have achieved their goal.

“I felt very proud of myself and the team to be able to push and ensuring that the programme gets off the ground,” she said.

Ndandani said the event was informed by the current community needs and vast challenges elements of poverty were identified as results of lack of activities like sports and lack of youth activities within communities.

She added that the promotion was self-reliance among community members, education alcohol and substance amongst the young people. The mobilise the youth strength towards dream of promoting active and healthy minds. She appealed to push back same of the social ills that affect the community in particular young people. “I want to encourage you to form sports forum that will focus on security of our community through Sport.” She said.

Fast Eleven FC coach Lucas Mnqika said he was very delighted with new kit. “The new strips certainly make the team look like a professional football side and instil a real sense of pride. Said club coach.

Approximately 40 soccer players attended the event around the community from total of three soccer teams and each of them received three piece set of soccer kit, t-shirts, shorts and socks.

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