Media Alert: Minister Marais bids farewell to SA Homeless Street Soccer Team
MEDIA ALERT: MINISTER MARAIS TO OFFICIALLY BID FAREWELL TO SA HOMELESS STREET SOCCER WORLD CUP TEAM
The 16th edition of the Homeless World Cup will take place in Mexico City’s iconic Zocalo from 13-18 November.
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:
- Thobela Gojo
- Mogamat Mukhtaar Daniels
- Siphiwo Botha
- Tebogo Lawrence Yakobi
- Rudi Pietersen
- Telan Tarquin Jacobs
- Bongani Mike Mooi
- Jaydon Justin Speelman
ALL MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND
Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Venue: Oasis Place, 28 Schaapkraal Road, Phillippi.
There will be opportunities for photographs and interviews.
Kindly RSVP for catering purposes.