Kimberley boy official reporter for international football tournament


SABRINA DEAN – A thirteen-year-old Kimberley boy will be jetting off to London in September to report on team South Africa’s progress in the Danone Nations Cup World Finals.
According to a statement, Teboho Msiza, a grade 7 learner at Vooruitsig Primary School in Kimberley, wowed judges with his motivational letter and was announced as winner of the Danone Nations Cup Kid’s Reporter competition. “I began writing at 8, and enjoy writing song lyrics and poetry, as well as fantasy stories,” he said.
“My grandfather inspires me and has always made sure that I read a lot. He is always giving me books to read every time we visit him in Lesotho.”
Msiza will accompany team South Africa, represented this year by Daniye Primary School from Mpumulanga, as the official reporter. “When I get to London I will interview the SA team and the coach,” he said.
“I am looking forward to interacting with people from other countries and making new friends too.”
The 2013 Danone Nations Cup takes place at London’s Wembley Stadium on September 7.
The international children’s football tournament first took place in 2000 with eight teams from two continents. By last year’s final in Warsaw, Poland, children from 40 different countries participated and the final and the day’s play was watched by 41 000 spectators.