South African soccer fans meet their English Premier League heroes in Joburg

first_imgTottenham Hotspurs’ mascot, Chirpy, not only won the hearts of locals but was there to support his side when they faced LiverpoolMarcel Desailly, Robbie Fowler and former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe were at the BPL Live event conducting training sessions with young and aspiring footballersKamal “Kamalio” Ranchod, one of South Africa’s, and indeed the world’s, best freestyle footballers, showed off his tricks in front of a crowd of over 15 000. Ranchod is twice the national winner of the Red Bull Freestyle Football competition and was placed runner-up in the 2010 world championship: Sunderland AFC coach, Michael Havelock, gives aspiring footballers priceless tips at the Pitch Zone. Havelock has been hosting coaching clinics for more than 180 underprivileged boys since his arrival in South Africa last monthLiverpool supporters celebrate after their team score the opening goal in their 4-0 demolition of Tottenham Hotspur. More than 15 000 fans attended the event on SundayFans were given the opportunity to test their dribbling and shooting at the Skills Zonelast_img