Motsepe Foundation developing youth football through Absa Wildeklawer Sport

The ever growing Absa Wildeklawer Sport Tournament will be featuring soccer this year, for the first time ever!

It will be the first time that football fans will be cheered up since the tournament began in 2009.

The Motsepe Foundation, widely knowns for their interest in sports, will be involved this year by sponsoring four development teams coming to Kimberley for the soccer tournament.

Peter Ledwaba, the head of Sports, Music and Arts at the foundation, says one of their objectives is to develop youth football.

“One of the objectives of the Motsepe Foundation is to contribute to the development of football amongst the youth, particularly at school level,” says Ledwaba.

“We have identified the Absa Wildeklawer Sport Tournament as one of the massive platforms where schools football can be promoted.”

Ledwaba says every year they sponsor the Kay Motsepe Schools Cup to the value of R9 million and will be sending the previous winners of the tournament to the Absa Wildeklawer Sport Tournament.

“The Motsepe Foundation is sending four of the Kay Motsepe Schools Cup previous winners to participate in the Absa Wildeklawer Sport Tournament. The Absa Wildeklawer committee will bring four other schools, which will make up eights schools in total.

“It will be for the first time this tournament will be having the football component and the intention is to grow it bigger in the coming years,” Ledwaba added.

The four schools sponsored by the foundation, are:

  1. Rosina Sedibane Sports School
  2. Clapham High School
  3. Unitas Secondary School and
  4. Blink Klip High School.

Picture: Kay Motsepe Schools Cup Facebook page