South Africa: PFA continues to use football to bring social cohesion and bridge socio-economic gap


English football’s Professional Football Association has recently made a visit to Cape Town for a grassroots social development programme.In partnership with PFA’s visits which have become regular since 2009 aim to equip impoverished communities with a platform to pursue their passions and possibly reap economic gains from such pursuits. In their most recent, partnering with Tackle Africa, PFA ran coaching clinics and most notably grilled a U14 Making Impact Through Sports (MITS) boys team which will attend a cultural tour in Germany. The PFA also visited the infamous Robben Island where former president, Nelson Mandela was imprisoned and capped off their visit by hosting a Homeless World Cup selection tournament in conjunction with an NGO called Oasis.