Papadi’s team of four ambassadors included the legendary Nelson "Teenage" Dladla, a guy who won every single award for five consecutive years at Kaizer Chiefs and who is known as one of the very best five players ever to play soccer in SA. Roger Links was flown up from Cape Town where he heads the very successful Old Mutual Academy. Although his role was to "observe", the 15 capped Bafana player’s added huge value to the programme. The other two coaches both represented SA with Dumisa "Dumi" Ngobe playing 32 times for Bafana and Lucas Tlhomolang, 3 times.
To contribute to the development of future soccer stars by teaching them basic soccer skills
To build character among kids and to ensure that they become good citizens in their community
To introduce them to a healthy lifestyle by teaching them the benefits of healthy diet and the dangers of alcohol and drugs.
08th July 2012
Kabokweni Stadium (Kabokweni township, Mbombela)
91 kids were divided into two groups of 40 each
10 - 13 years & 14 -16 years
32 kids (10 – 13 yrs): Theory for 1 hour
59 kids (14 – 16 yrs): Practical for 1 hour
After 1 hour, groups swapped places
In the third and final hour, all kids went to the main stadium soccer pitch which was divided into four sections for mini soccer games.
To ensure that no kids remained idle, the substitutes were kept busy with warm up drills set-up next to the main field.
Papadi complied with the technical equipment as stipulated in the contract and supplemented this with;