Zuma to play soccer with KZN youth

2014-12-20 22:01
President Jacob Zuma (Picture: AP)

President Jacob Zuma (Picture: AP)

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday that an under-17 soccer tournament hosted by the Jacob Zuma Foundation and which he would participate in would keep the youth disciplined and engaged in healthy activity.

"The idea behind this event is to keep the youth, especially in rural areas engaged in healthy activity while at the same time unearthing the great talent that is hidden in these areas," Zuma said in a statement.

"I am a firm believer in the role of sport in keeping youngsters disciplined."

The sixth annual JG Soccer Contest, also known as the Msholozi Soccer Tournament, would be held at Eshowe High School in KwaZulu Natal on Sunday and feature teams from across the province.

Zuma founded the event in line with his vision of using sport to achieve peace, social cohesion and youth development, especially in South Africa's rural areas.

It would be co-hosted by the Motsepe Foundation and the players would get the opportunity to meet some of their heroes from the Mamelodi Sundowns team.

Talent scouts had also been invited to attend the event.

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