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Let's Play's soccer ball handover continues

© UNICEF/SouthAfrica/2007/Hearfield
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Marcel Desailly hands a football to a young player raised through the 'Let's Play a Million' campaign.

Monday 26 November – Marcel Desailly, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and one of the world's preeminent soccer stars,  provided a memorable afternoon of fun for kids at Senaoane Senior Secondary School in Soweto.

After handing  out soccer balls raised in the SuperSport /UNICEF Let's Play programme, the children challenged Marcel to a game of five-a-side soccer in which Marcel scored the only goal.  Over one hundred excited young people, teachers and community members received one soccer ball and life-skills guidance from Marcel with assistance from UNICEF partners, Little Champs Sports Academy, SCORE and Play Soccer.

Let's Play a Million is in its final stages for the community ball hand-over for 2007. The hand-over will be taking place on the 6 and 8 of December across the country. On the 6 at the  University of Kwa Zulu Natal – Old Mutual Sports ground where the national school sports tournament will be taking place. Also in Cape Town at the Groote Schuur Estate jointly with the Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka's Children's Fun Day. On the 8th ball delivery will take place in Sebokeng in the Vaal Triangle and in the Eastern Cape at  Mount Ayliff, Mount Frere and Mount Matatiele.

The official roll-out to school communities will take place in the beginning of 2008 together with the skill transfer programme.

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