Young Bafana Journal: Opening ceremony for Football 4 Friendship

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What a day for us! Fantastic Opening ceremony for Football 4 Friendship – what a feeling to be part of this with friends from all over the world – we are really amazed  beyond our wildest dreams to be part of it.

This afternoon  Razor went to practice with his team , the Lions and I went to attend a press conference with all tbe junior journalists.

We are learning some Russian words from our coach as well as learning some words from our team mates from Sri Lanks and Peru.

We are tired  after a long day and eagerly awaiting a lovely supper when we get back.


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We have arrived in Moscow!

The flight was sooo…exciting and Istanbul Airport totally awesome – we both gave the flying experience 9 out of 10 and the food 10 out of 10.

Our rooms are great and they also get tbe thumbs up with a 10 out of 10:-)

We are getting to know some of the other kids too. They are from all over the world. 

This is us with our Nigerian friend. 

We are tired but don’t want to sleep in case we miss something. 

Check it out, we are learning media skills too!!

This is cool …..

More tomorrow!!

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Hi everyone,

The day has finally arrived! Today Prof and I fly for tbe very first time!

And it is to Moscow to be part of the Fifa World Cup !!

We are packed and ready to board the plane.

Never did we think that two guys from the township would make this dream come true.

Young Bafana contingent to Russia 2018 Cape Town International Airport
Coach Graham gave us a list of what to pack but  somehow I still forgot my cell phone charger! 

Our families are here at the Airport to say goodbye and suddenly I am a bit nervous but very excited at the same time.

Those planes are so big!

Young Bafana at Cape Town International Airport before debarture for Russia World Cup 2018
With hugs and kisses and lots of photos we say goodbye -this is going to be really cool!