Street soccer may be road to World Cup

Yoliswa Sobuwa

HUNDREDS of Nelson Mandela Bay children are hoping the National Street Soccer Programme will be their ticket to the Fifa World Cup in Brazil next year.

The programme, which includes girls and boys from New Brighton, Motherwell, Zwide, Veeplaas, Uitenhage and Walmer township, started last month and will continue until next month with all teams playing to secure a place in the national finals and a trip to Brazil to attend the soccer showpiece.

Two teams will be picked to represent the province in Johannesburg on September 14.

New Brighton co-coordinator Sibusiso Nqadini said eight Local Football Association teams had participated in the competition.

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