Homeless World Cup teams excited
By Odette Ismail
23 September 2006
The South African Homeless World Cup Team confidently welcomed the Dutch homeless soccer players at the Cape Town International Airport yesterday.
Ties between the Big issue (South Africa) and Straat nuus, from the Dutch team, both organisers of the event have worked together well to establish a good relationship over the past few years.
The South African team known as Bafowethu told the Weekend Argus that they are excited to go against the team from Chile tomorrow. This will be the official start of the seventh day tournament at the Grand Parade.
South Africa’s team manager Jamaine Cloete said that the team has been confident and that the team is convinced that they will win the cup this year.
This event has drawn teams from 48 countries worldwide. It is now in its fourth year and it will run for a week at the Grand parade from tomorrow.
The idea sparked off by ideas from Mel Young and Harold Schmied in 2001 and the main drive is to keep the communication between people all over the world open to better the lives of others.