Soccer community project starts in Addo Valley

Kaizer Chiefs are involved in a soccer community project together with San Miguel, a multinational company that is based in Addo Valley, just outside Port Elizabeth.

The aim of the project is for the club to impart some knowledge and skills to the people of the area through soccer clinics.

“We’ve joined forces with San Miguel for this year’s edition. It’s an excellent way of giving back and reaching out to our supporters in Addo Valley,” said Chiefs’ Marketing Director, Jessica Motaung about the soccer community project. “They get to be trained and coached by us and, on top of that, meet one of our legends, Arthur Zwane.”

The four-day soccer clinics which started on Monday morning, 4 March 2019 will be conducted by the Kaizer Chiefs Youth Development Academy team of coaches made up of, Sundra Govinder, Arthur Zwane and Jamie Schultz.

The first session went exceptionally well, and the guys really worked hard. About 30 enthusiastic players were taken through their paces in Addo Valley on Monday morning.

With headquarters in Argentina, San Miguel are leaders in the production, distribution and sale of fresh fruit and food products derived from citrus in the South Hemisphere.

San Miguel South Africa has been running a soccer community project for their employees, ahead of the annual picking season, in the last few years.

Eight teams will participate, seven of them are from companies that work with San Miguel in Addo Valley – four sides will follow a training programme in the morning, while the other four teams will have their sessions in the late afternoon.

The San Miguel and Kaizer Chiefs Soccer Community Project will end up in a tournament that will take place on Friday, 8 March.

Amakhosi will also conduct a workshop for eight talented coaches from the area.

There will further be a soccer programme on Saturday and Sunday, for a selected group of players under the ages of 16 and 19, respectively.