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2017-05-30 06:01
Beacon Spurs Football Club players Selwyn Jordan Stevens of Lantana Primary School and Genaro Johnson of Mitchell’s Plain Primary School have been selected for a team to represent RB6 soccer school at an u.9 soccer tournament in Spain in July.  PHOTO: Samantha lee

Beacon Spurs Football Club players Selwyn Jordan Stevens of Lantana Primary School and Genaro Johnson of Mitchell’s Plain Primary School have been selected for a team to represent RB6 soccer school at an u.9 soccer tournament in Spain in July. PHOTO: Samantha lee

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Two boys from Lentegeur are one step closer to realising their sporting dreams.

Genaro Johnson and Selwyn Jordan Stevens, both nine years old, have been selected to play in an international soccer tournament in Spain in July.

Selwyn started his soccer career at five and Genaro when he was three years old.

Since then both boys have developed their love for the sport, even winning accolades as assets to their teams.

The boys have been playing together for a long time, with Genaro as goalkeeper and Selwyn as an all-rounder.

The boys were selected by Rameez Behardien of RB6 soccer school to join the tour.

“RB6 spotted Genaro while he was playing and then they asked me if it was possible for Genaro to go with them because they were impressed with his capability,” says Antonio Johnson, Genaro’s father.

Antonio then introduced Selwyn to the school. When they were impressed with his capabilities as well, they invited him along.

The boys are two of 10 soccer players to join the tour to represent the RB6 soccer school in Barcelona in July.

Each player needs to raise a minimum of R10 000 for the tour.

The 10 boys will play in the annual u.9 IberCup, regarded as one of the most important youth soccer tournaments worldwide, bringing together players and teams from 50 different countries.

The IberCup in Barcelona is the latest edition of the prestigious tournament series.

Antonio says having the boys play in this tournament will take them one step closer to realising their dreams.

“Both of them would like to play at a professional level. This tournament is giving them an opportunity to showcase their talents on the highest level amongst some of the biggest crowds and clubs in the world,” he says.

“There is an opportunity for them to be scouted there as well.”

The families have been raising funds with RB6.

The boys’ parents are asking for sponsorship offers to help them get to Spain.

The funds must be raised by July and the school will donate additional funds to a good cause.

V To donate or sponsor the boys call Antonio on 083 220 9645 or Riedewaan Johnson on 072 882 3326.

V Last week People’s Post reported that the boys play for Morgenster Football Club (“Ola, soccer stars”, 23 May). The boys currently play for Beacon Spurs FC and Riedewaan Johnson is department head of youth of Beacon Spurs FC.

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