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Discovery, Soweto Football Association (SFA) and Walter
Sisulu Foundation will be hosting the 16th edition of the Discovery Walter Sisulu
Soccer Challenge in the heart of Soweto at the Nike Training Centre in Klipspruit.
The township football spectacle will keep the football lovers entertained from the
1st to the 29th of December 2018. As the hub of local football talent, the
tournament has been a starting point where the likes of Bafana Bafana and Bidvest
Wits captain, Thulani Hlatswayo, Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Sibusiso Vilakazi and
Orlando Pirates youngster, Lyle Foster discovered their passion for professional
“Football is a beautiful game which is a part of the fabric of South African
culture. Many in our country enjoy it and the Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer
Challenge adds to that excitement every year. Our vision is to provide these young
players from disadvantaged football clubs with the opportunity to be discovered by
reputable scouts” said Discovery’s Head of Sponsorships and Experiential Marketing,
Iona Maclean.
“We are looking forward to all the action that will be happening at this year’s
tournament and I encourage the public to come and support their teams in the
Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge,” concluded Maclean.
The tournament gives young talent much-needed exposure to tell their stories through
the beautiful game.
Vilakazi is a testament of how football can impact one’s life and aid them in
discovering their purpose “I am honored and privileged to play my part in this
year’s Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer Challenge. My personal journey with Discovery
started years back when I played soccer for my local team, Meadowlands Chelsea. I
used to play soccer socially and as a result of tournaments like these, I have
fulfilled my dream of becoming a professional football player. There have been great
improvements since my days of playing in the Discovery Walter Sisulu Soccer
Challenge. I hope that sharing my journey with Discovery will have the same impact
on both male and female soccer players. “Concluded Vilakazi,
Discovery, SFA and the Walter Sisulu Foundation invites football-loving fans to join
in the festive fun and see future football heroes in this country being discovered.
To stay up-to-date with the fixtures, follow the official Discovery Walter Sisulu
Facebook event page along with the official hashtag #DWSSC for more information on
the tournament.
Gates will open at 9am daily and entry is free.

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