Western Cape Girls win Schools' Confederation Cup Challenge
They along with three other soccer teams representing team Western Cape/Iraq, at the weekend participated in the schools' leg of the Confederations Cup. As part of Confederations' Cup initiative, each province was twinned with another country participating in the Confederations' Cup. The Western Cape was paired with Iraq.
'As the Western Cape MEC for Cultural Affairs, Sports and Recreation, I am very excided that our under 18 girls' team was crowned the winners of their leg of the Confederations Cup. Along with this our under 14 girls' team took second place,' says MEC Jenner.
'To our team Western Cape/Iraq, thank you for your hard work and dedication. It is very encouraging that these young people are making use of their God-given talents to help keep them occupied and off the streets. Too many of our young people are caught up in a life of gangsterism, crime, and drug abuse, because more often than not they do not have an alternative to keep them off the streets,' MEC Jenner added.
'I once again would like to congratulate our all our rising soccer stars and encourage them to, despite whatever odds they may face, continue on their paths to success.'
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