Cape Town - SuperSport United winger Thuso Phala, through
his Thuso Phala Foundation, will host an Under 17 Youth Tournament on June 16
in Soweto at the Nike Centre.
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Phala has organised the tournament in conjunction with the
Soweto Football Association on national Youth Day.
In 1976, on June 16th,
high school students in Soweto were shot down by police after protesting
against the Bantu education system and against being taught in Afrikaans.
The Bafana Bafana player said the tournament will start at
9:00 and run until 17:00 on the day.
He said they are grateful to the Soweto Football Association
for helping them host the tournament.
"We had the tournament last year as well and we are
looking at a better tournament this time around,” Phala told Sport24.
“We want to encourage the youth of Soweto to be part of this
tournament through their teams.
“We want to give back to the community by giving the youth
the chance to play and showcase their talent.
“We thank the Soweto Football Association for helping in
organising the tournament and always making it a success.”