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SA face Denmark as Homeless Street Soccer World Cup kicks off

The 14th annual tournament aims to inspire those less fortunate to turn their lives around.

Picture: Freeimages.com

CAPE TOWN - South Africa will take on Denmark this afternoon in this year's Homeless Street Soccer World Cup which kicks off in Scotland today.

The 14th annual tournament aims to inspire those less fortunate to turn their lives around.

South Africa's eight players have been selected from across the country through community based street soccer initiatives.

Western Cape Sport MEC, Anroux Marais says the players serve as an inspiration for young people.

Marais's spokesperson Stacey McLean said, "The team has risen above all odds and faced many challenges but they've now made positive choices. One of which is to focus on street soccer and to be involved in youth development initiatives made available to them. As long as there's hope, motivation, self-determination and a helping hand, anyone can reach their full potential."

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