Soccer joy, sadness

Mixed fortunes played a hand in the lives of two, young talented soccer players this month.

Mixed fortunes played a hand in the lives of two, young talented soccer players this month.

One jetted overseas, but the other remained behind because he did not obtain his passport in time.

Samkelo Qwabe will bide his time for another life-altering opportunity at a later date.

Phakiso Ratsiu, pictured, joined five other recruits to the Manchester United youth soccer academy in the UK at the weekend.

Shona Khona education through sport campaign is organised by Reckitt Benckiser, Mamelodi Sundowns, AIG, Imperial Europcar, ForwardZone, Sowetan and the SABC.

The other five talented soccer players who will be coached at the youth academy are Julian de Freitus, Lyle Johnson, Zenande Sibali, Iyanda Mabani and Mogorosi Mmethi.

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