Mamelodi Sundowns club ambassador and legend Teko Modise was in attendance as Masandawana announced their Youth Day initiative to provide young people with the opportunity to gain work experience at Chloorkop. The Live Limitless program launches on Youth Day and will run for five months from August to December, Modise encouraged South African youngsters to take advantage of this opportunity.
“For the fact that Sundowns is opening their doors to the young ones to come in and do an internship with them, that’s huge. In the football space Mamelodi Sundowns has been the best for the past ten to twelve years and you want to learn from them, you want to see how the ins and outs of the teams are, and for someone to be a part of that it should be a grade enough to be able to apply anywhere that they want to because they’ve worked with Sundowns.”
“This is an opportunity as well not just for them to mix with the players but also to understand what it takes for the club to be successful, because not many people know. Many people think that we just buy players and we become successful and there isn’t any work that needs to be done. It will help as well when they are done with the internship to speak about Sundowns and relate to other people what the club does to become successful.”
The Mamelodi Sundowns Youth Internship Programme is a project launched by the club in partnership with Student Village aimed at providing the youth with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience at the home of the treble winning champions! The former Bafana Ba Style midfielder took the opportunity to also address young football players in the country by encouraging them to reach for longevity in the league:
“The message that I have is for the youth to remember what June 16 is to South Africans, it’s the day that the youth of this country forced a change to find ourselves in this space. I would say to them to remember that for as long as they are still young, continue dreaming, continue working towards your dreams because the fact that the June 16 youth made it possible for us we can also make it possible for the next generation.”
“To the young football players in South Africa, the sky’s the limit, there are so many things that are possible to achieve. We need to see more players being in the PSL for a longer period, I think that’s always been a challenge in the past 10 years. We hardly see players that are playing in the PSL for that long because they get lost in the system, so they have that responsibility and with so much talent that’s been given to them automatically they have the responsibility to do well so that they can open doors for the next ones.”