WC Government to bid farewell to SA Homeless Street Soccer World Cup Team
MEDIA ALERT: WESTERN CAPE GOVERNMENT TO OFFICIALLY BID FAREWELL TO SA HOMELESS STREET SOCCER WORLD CUP TEAM
Tomorrow, 23 July 2019, together with Mayor Dan Plato, Ministers Anroux Marais and Sharna Fernandez will officially bid farewell to the team who will represent South Africa at the 2019 Homeless Street Soccer World Cup.
The 17th edition of the Homeless World Cup will take place at Buke Park, Cardiff in the United Kingdom from 27 July – 3 August 2019.
The annual tournament brings together street football programmes from around the world, affording each player the opportunity to represent their respective nation with passion and pride. The tournament is a celebration of the work conducted by the Homeless World Cup Foundation and their national partners across the globe in attaining their mutual goal of seeking a better future for homeless individuals through soccer.
In addition to inspiring vulnerable youth to make positive changes in their lives, the Homeless World Cup annual tournament aims to challenge the public perceptions of homelessness and its surrounding issues. By showing the human side of homelessness, the foundation aims to help breakdown stereotypes and change the ways in which we think and talk about homelessness.
Through community based street soccer initiatives, the team of 8 players was selected from across the country. Representing South Africa at the World Cup will be:
- Sibusiso Joseph Dyantyi
- Tankiso Vincent Lesia
- Wade Samuels from Parkwood, Western Cape
- Sinesipho Dayimani
- Katleho Moses Molieana from Gugulethu, Western Cape
- Lucky Tyokwana from New Crossroads, Western Cape
- Sbonelo Ngubane
- Yandisa Nomadluka
ALL MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND
Date: Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Venue: Oasis Place, 28 Schaapkraal Road, Phillippi.
There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.
Kindly RSVP for catering purposes.
Spokesperson for the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais
083 504 1171
Joshua Covenant Chigome
Spokesperson for the Minister of Social Development, Minister Sharna Fernandez
083 661 4949