Mendu hails Athletico Youth Cup

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Kaizer Chiefs legend Jabulani Mendu has wished Athletico Football Club (AFC) team well on their trip to the Manchester.

The AFC U15 side will travel to England to take part in the Manchester International Cup in June, having impressed at the Athletico Youth Cup tournament held at Karlien Park, Rustenburg this week.

Mendu is one of the former players that are passionate about grassroots football.

Together with fellow ex-professionals, Fabian McCarthy and Joseph Makhanya, Mendu has been serving as an unofficial ambassador for the Youth Cup.

The premier youth tournament celebrated its 10th anniversary with a football extravaganza at the Rustenburg community.

Odirile Molefe, the Player of the Tournament, who inspired to Sosville to the championship, also earned a trip to the Theatre of Dreams.

“We are here to support the youngsters and make sure we unearth talent that South African football needs, especially in the U17 level,” said Mendu.

“It is important to discover talent at an early stage, while it is still raw, especially in these parts of the country. The U15 boys will have the experience of a lifetime overseas and hopefully learn a lot.”

Tournament Individual Awards winners:

Best Player of the Tournament: Odirile Molefe

Defender of the Tournament: Otsile Mpuru

Midfield of the Tournament: Omatla Kgatse

Goalkeeper of the Tournament: Motlatsi Malete

Top goal-scorer: Tshepo Botlhoko

Coach of the Tournament: Lebogang Mosime (Solville Tigers)

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