Ivory Park girls school off to Danone World Cup in Barca, along with Muzuvukile Primary

The under 12s primary team qualified by beating Michael Mkhwanazi Primary in penalties at the finals held at Reiger Park, Germiston over the weekend.

Yes, you’ve been seen Rebonwe as the name suggest.

Muzuvukile was always going to be the team to beat based on their exceptional performance in the provincial finals. They are a very strong team and three of their players have been invited to attend trials at Mamelodi Sundowns.

They won all their league games to finish top of their pool and met Group B winners Patekile from the Eastern Cape in the final match. 

Muzuvukile, a team from rural area near Richards Bay (KZN) were the only team that won all their matches leading up to the final and the final was very much like the group stages.

The 2018 and 2019 world finals will be held as a double header

“Barcelona is symbolic as it was in this city in 1919 that Isaac Carasso created the first Danone yogurt with the aim of improving one’s health,” said Marlinie Kotiah, General Secretary Danone Southern Africa. 

“We are combining Danone’s centenary and the 20th edition of the world final in a bumper edition this year.  It also coincides with our new brand positioning and purpose, One Planet One Health, which reflects our belief that the health of humankind and that of the planet are interlinked and both need to be protected and nurtured.

“Through the Danone Nations Cup, we are contributing to bringing this vision to life by promoting the importance of exercise. Further, we are encouraging our young athletes to ‘Play Football, Change the Game’, which is a rallying message to unite children, irrespective of their backgrounds and cultures, and to encourage them to become catalysts for positive change,” concluded Kotiah.

It’s now back to school for both the boys and girls winners to put together a plan in preparation of the world finals scheduled for Barcelona starting on 10th October.

On the final day of the world finals – 12th October – all the games will take place at the RCDE Stadium, home ground La Liga club, RCD Espanyol de Barcelona. 

Congrats to both KZN and Gauteng schools that will hoist the SA flag at the mecca of football- Barca.

Image (Do it for themselves. Ivory Park stand-up as Rebonwe Primary made history as the first girls team to make it to the Danone World Cup).

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