Mamelodi Sundowns Vs FC Barcelona
NELSON MANDELA CENTENARY CUP
Sport is another key focus area where the Foundation creates positive impact among young men and women. Young people who participate in sports tend to do well in their studies, they also develop strong physical, mental and social skills as well as future careers.
Sport is another key focus area where the Foundation creates a positive impact among young men and women. Young people who participate in sports tend to do well in their studies, they also develop strong physical, mental and social skills as well as future careers.
The ABC Motsepe League focuses on amateur youth football. This partnership with South African Football Association (SAFA) creates a talent pool for the National Professional football programmes. Additionally, the Foundation’s partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) hosts 4 000 schools in football competitions, as well as over 3 000 schools in netball competitions nationally. Prize monies for the winning teams is invested back into the schools’ infrastructure and community development.
In the spirit of nation building, The Motsepe Foundation recently hosted a football match between La Liga Champions, FC Barcelona and PSL Champions Mamelodi Sundowns in honour of the Mandela centenary celebration. The tournament brought together South Africans from all races, ages and social classes, a true testimony to Madiba’s famous words: “Sports has the ability to bring people together.” The Motsepe Foundation has always supported the Nelson Mandela Foundation and will continue to honour Madiba’s legacy and support his work.
As a result, both the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital received investment funds from The Motsepe Foundation at the football match. The football game was only one of several events planned to honour Mandela’s legacy and to mark his 100th year celebrations. The Nelson Mandela Foundation in partnership with the Motsepe Foundation will host the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture which will be delivered by former President of the United States of America (USA), Barack Obama on the eve of what would have been Madiba’s 100th birthday, on 17 July.