The Motsepe Foundation has announced a contribution of R150 million towards the development of school sports and other extramural activities in South Africa.
The announcement was made at an event in Johannesburg by the foundation’s founder and CAF president, Patrice Motsepe.
Motsepe expressed his belief in the talent, facilities, and skills available in South Africa, and encouraged the Department of Sport and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) to work together towards achieving success at the next FIFA World Cup.
He cited the example of Morocco, who performed exceptionally well at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and urged Bafana Bafana to emulate their success in 2026.
“We are so proud of what Morocco achieved, and South Africa should aim for the same,” said Motsepe. “This country has a lot of resilience and amazing people, it is a country that does not give up. What Morocco did should inspire us. We saw the Soweto derby, it was beautiful, and 80,000 people were there.”
Motsepe’s patriotic sentiments were echoed by the South African sports community, who welcomed the Motsepe Foundation’s contribution towards the development of school sports.
The Motsepe Foundation’s contribution towards the development of school sports and other extramural activities is a significant step towards achieving success at the next FIFA World Cup.
With the support of the Department of Sport and the Premier Soccer League, South Africa is well-positioned to emulate the success of Morocco and other countries that have excelled at the World Cup.