The 70/80 Soccer Legends are on the verge of launching a provincial structure in Northern Cape, which has already started engaging the Sol Plaatje municipality in preparations for the 2010 World Cup.
Representatives of the structure, including former Bafana Bafana coach Trott Moloto, were in Kimberley last week where they held a meeting with executive mayor Patrick Lenyibi.
The municipality has formally approached Moloto and his executive to assist them by conducting clinics and motivational talks for up-and-coming players in Northern Cape.
"We won't be able to produce quality soccer players if development soccer is neglected. The focus in this case will be schools," said Lenyibi.
"Our agreement with them is that some of them will adopt schools that they will visit on a regular basis to conduct clinics and also do motivational talks. We are not happy to see our sons going wayward after turning professional.
"We will also get experts from other fields, like the banking industry, to do investment workshops for the youngsters. It is heartbreaking to see some of the guys who used to do so well in soccer begging for money and food."
Lenyibi said the municipality will pay the legends working with them allowances for their services, quickly pointing out that it was not possible to employ anybody on a full-time basis. Moloto could not be reached for comment but a member of the 70/80 Soccer Legends, Peter "Fuduwa" Mathekga, said they were encouraged by the support.