Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs attacking midfielder, Siphiwe Tshabalala, has explained
why future Amakhosi and PSL stars should be scouted for in the
townships, reports Soccer-Laduma's website.
The 29-year-old was recently present at an U13 tournament in Soweto,
where he was able to witness the rich talent on display.
was raised on the same streets and fields of that area, and understands
why the sprawling township is such a good breeding ground for future
‘Shabba’ is a firm believer that sporting events combined with
educational themes is a good way to combat social ills in more
With Bafana Bafana struggling on the world stage, Tshabalala believes
that the future of South African football undoubtedly lies within the
talent found playing the game on the township streets.
He told his official website, “I think the initiative of hosting
tournaments in the township is the way to go. We can discover a lot of
talented players who can become the future of our football. I attended
one in my hometown and I was surprised by the amount of talent I saw.
These tournaments are educational and bring both worlds together –
education plus sports. It also helps with taking the kids out of the
negative situations that are affecting our youth today. So I promote