SA gears up for Homeless World Cup

The fourth Homeless World Cup kicks off in Cape Town on 23 September, with football teams from 48 countries gearing up to “kick off global poverty” in a street soccer stadium built on the site of Nelson Mandela’s first public address after his release from prison in 1990.
The event brings together homeless people from as far and wide as Afghanistan, Argentina, China, Brazil, England, Ukraine, the US and Australia.
Homeless World Cup president Mel Young says “It continues to demonstrate that sport has tremendous power to change lives, to change the world – and what better place to make this statement to the world than in front of the steps where Nelson Mandela spoke for freedom.”
Zambia has added its name to the list of countries and will be sending 8 players to participate in the event.

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