COPA Coca-Cola Future Stars Camp in full swing
The 2018 COPA Coca-Cola Future Stars camp officially got underway
on Tuesday, 23 October. The players selected from this year’s COPA Coca-Cola
tournament reported for the six-day training camp at the High-Performance Centre in
Pretoria. Following a highly successful COPA Coca-Cola tournament, which was successfully
defended by Gauteng’s Clapham High School last month. Coca-Cola has gone a step
further in this year’s COPA Coca-Cola U15 School’s tournament with the introduction
of the COPA Coca-Cola Future Stars camp.
A total of 15 players have been selected from across the country by the tournament’s
selectors, Simba Marumo and Jabulani Mendu to experience a high quality training and
development programme by some of the country’s highly experienced football industry
The opening day of the camp saw the players being addressed by Mamelodi Sundowns and
Bafana Bafana midfielder, Hlompho Kekana who gave an in-depth discussion to the
players on what it takes to become a professional footballer.
Kekana will not be the only reputable footballer to share his experience with the
players as Supersport United midfielder, Reneilwe Letsholonyane is also expected to
conduct passing drills and share his experience and knowledge with the players later
Outside of the field training planned for the boys, a number of important life
skills and educational sessions have been organised by Coca-Cola to ensure that the
players are holistically developed footballers, who will one day become role models.
The Coca-Cola Future Stars squad will be hoping to impress in their friendly matches
lined up for this week as they will challenge for the bragging rights against the
AmaTuks and Randburg FC on Wednesday, 24 October as well as the big one on Saturday,
27 October against Kaizer Chiefs.
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