Equipment toughens Academy

SENIOR Mokopane Academy of Sports coach Andries Sebola believes that the R100000 worth of football training equipment will take them from being also-rans to champions more often.

SENIOR Mokopane Academy of Sports coach Andries Sebola believes that the R100000 worth of football training equipment will take them from being also-rans to champions more often.

Mokopane were runners-up to Rosina Sedibane at the recent Copa Coca-Cola Football Stars competition, a South African Schools Football Association (Sasfa) initiative.

Sebola said they received four sets of soccer jerseys, 100 cones, 100 markers, 150 bibs, 100 balls, hurdles and a ladder.

"The equipment will assist us in training to ensure that we become stronger to stand against our opponents," said the former Orlando Pirates goal poacher yesterday.

"We hope that the equipment will help us to win more than one national trophy next year, because this year we managed to win only the R500000 first prize of the Kay Motsepe Cup."

Themba Tshabalala, Sasfa's coordinator, said the players were scoring for future generations.

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