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Nike soccer school

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This facility caters for youngsters who are passionate about soccer. The centre will give 20 000 young footballers a year the chance to develop their football talent while also having access to HIV/AIDS education through football life skills programming.

Mark Parker, the president and chief executive of Nike Inc, also spoke at the opening. “Nike has always understood the power of sport to inspire change and to make a difference in people’s lives,” he said.

“The football training centre will create a lasting legacy for the Soweto community and inspire the next generation of footballers by delivering premium football clinics combined with life skills programming to give young people the knowledge they need to live HIV free.”