GroundUp (Cape Town)

South Africa: From the Streets of Khayelitsha to the Cape Town All Stars

interview

GroundUp speaks to Cape Town All Stars 23 year old attacking midfielder Bongolwethu Ncusana about how he started playing football and what his aspirations are.

How did you get involved in soccer?

When I was young my friends and I used to play street games at school during lunch. One of the teachers, who was involved in a soccer team, saw me playing and invited me to an U12 Score Tournament that was sponsored by Ajax Cape Town. There I was selected by Ajax and that's how I got involved in soccer.

What teams have you played for?

I've played for Cape Town All Stars FC (Vodacom), Mighty Mega Force (Vodacom), Ajax Cape Town (Development) and Fire Fighters (Amateur)

What is your background?

I'm from the streets and corners of Khayelitsha.

Who is your Role Model?

My role model is Barcelona's Cesc Fàbregas.

GroundUp: What do you think of The Afcon Cup so far?

It is interesting. The teams are battling up and I think it's improving. The goals that are being scored in this years tournament are top class goals, so yeah, there is a lot of improvement from all the teams.

What are your plans for the future?

Ncusana: I would like to play for a team in Europe and I believe if I work hard and perform on the field it can be possible. Many South African players are playing for or have played for teams in Europe. That is what motivates me for my future.

What is your message to the youth?

Complete school, work hard, have faith and believe in yourself.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2013 GroundUp. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.