Thurs­day, June 28, 2018

Go! & Express - - SPORT - SIVENATHI GOSA

NGANATHI Lose from Star of In­dia Foot­ball Club, 16, and Ju­liano Botha from Pef­ferville United, also 16, were given an of­fi­cial send-off by East Lon­don Cen­tral Lo­cal Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion on Satur­day at the North End Sta­dium be­fore jet­ting off to the Barcelona Youth Club Tour­na­ment in Spain.

Botha, a pupil at John Bis­seker Sec­ondary School and Lose of Alphen­dale Sec­ondary were ex­cited about the event that kicked off in Barcelona to­day.

IThe tech­ni­cal team is be­ing led by Dar­ian Hen­dricks, and EL Cen­tral LFA vice-pres­i­dent Vuyo Lam­bodla. They will be as­sisted by Lass Vo­ges, a qual­i­fied Ger­man vol­un­teer.

Hen­dricks said both play­ers un­der­went an in­ten­sive se­lec­tion process, in con­sul­ta­tion with North End-based clubs. They will join the North­ern Ar­eas Lo­cal Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion, that sends play­ers to Barcelona an­nu­ally to the Youth Club tour­na­ment.

“The two play­ers, along with other soc­cer play­ers from the rest of the coun­try, were in Cape Town yes­ter­day trav­el­ling to Doha, Qatar, en-route to Barcelona,” Hen­dricks said.

He said as an in­de­pen­dent Lo­cal Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (LFA), they were proud to mould young foot­ballers into po­ten­tially world class play­ers.

“We con­tinue to mould the youth, so that they get the best op­por­tu­ni­ties. “We will work as hard as we can to make sure that we get these op­por­tu­ni­ties for the young play­ers.

Lam­bodla said: "I am ex­tremely ex­cited that our de­vel­op­ment has reached a stage where we can send play­ers to play in Barcelona against teams from all over the world".

He said the LFA had raised funds with the help of a very gen­er­ous do­na­tion of R4500 from Pef­ferville Pri­mary School. The tour­na­ment runs from to­day to July 7

Pic­ture: TREVOR KITCHING

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BARCELONE HERE WE COME: In­ganathi Lose and Ju­liano Botha pic­tured with from left Vuyo Zam­bodla, Nom­fundo Lose, Clive Kil­lian (Safa Nel­son Man­dela Metro VP), Josephine Botha and Des Lewis (Safa coach) be­fore the boys jet­ted off to play in a youth...

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