Young Western Cape soccer star invited to top US tournament
Thirteen-year-old Siboniso Thwala’s dream of becoming a soccer star is coming true.
This Grade 7 scholar from SPARK Lynedoch, located near Stellenbosch, has been selected to represent South Africa at the oldest and most prestigious international youth soccer tournament in the United States, the Dallas Cup.
The tournament takes place from April 14 to 21 and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. In a recent announcement, it was confirmed that the legendary Liverpool FC will also compete at the tournament.
Says Mary Busschau of SPARK Schools: “The SPARK community is thrilled with Siboniso’s achievement. He is a hugely talented sportsman and all-rounder and this is a dream come true for him. One day we hope to see him play for Bafana Bafana.”
Thwala’s family and community in Khayelitsha are currently fundraising for his trip to the US and have raised half of the R30 000 needed for him to take part.