Cosafa Cup legends last week converged at Manamakgotheng High School in South Africa to participate in a number of educational activities as well as soccer workshops courtesy of GetBucks and Cosafa.
The legends included Flames veteran forward Esau Kanyenda, Zimbabwe’s all-time great Peter Ndlovu and former Mozambique star Manuel ‘Tico-Tico’ Bacuane.
Activities that took place included hands-on soccer action with the legends followed by a presentation of GetBucks sponsored soccer kits consisting of football tops, shorts, socks, as well as brand new footballs.
GetBucks group marketing executive Kirsten Reynolds, who was present on the day, said the sponsorship aims to provide an opportunity to support soccer and to stand against the recent events that have caused displacement and distress in South Africa.
“The 2015 Cosafa Cup provides a fantastic opportunity for Africans to come together and celebrate the wonderful sport of football. As an authentically African organisation, GetBucks is proud to be associated with what can arguably be considered a premier soccer tournament in Southern Africa.
“Not only is it wonderful to be part of a tournament that is uniquely African, but owing to its ability to unify nations, sport, and soccer in particular, is a powerful expression of the fact that as a continent and organisation we stand as one,” she said.
On his part Kanyenda, who was named player of the series for the 2002 tournament, encouraged the youth to refrain from violence.
Said Kanyenda: “We are all one, we are all African, and it’s good that GetBucks and Cosafa came up with a campaign of saying no to xenophobia. I am also very glad as a Malawian living in South Africa that they have started speaking out.”