Becoming a good player doesn’t happen overnight

Isma-Eel Stanfield is only 20 and plays striker for Cape Town All Stars in the second division. On Sunday they beat FC Tygerberg and Isma-Eel scored two goals.

Margo Fortune - 21 November 2012

Khayelitsha chess stars selected to play for province

The future is looking bright for a group of Khayelitsha chess stars. They have been selected to play for the Western Province schools chess team.

Nokubonga Yawa - 14 November 2012

“Ajax has the best academy in the country”

Aviwe "Pro" Nyamende is a 20-year-old defender who plays for Ajax Cape Town's youth development team.

Margo Fortune - 4 November 2012

The challenges of being a goalkeeper

This week GroundUp interviewed Jayrad "Jimmy" Visagie, the 23-year old goalkeeper for the National First Division team Milano.

Margo Fortune - 24 October 2012

“Show coach you want to be in the first eleven but have patience”

GroundUp spoke to Niven Scott, a 20-year old central midfielder for Junction Rovers, a promising team in the SAB League.

Margo Fortune - 17 October 2012

“Work hard and you will succeed” - Rising Kaizer Chiefs star

GroundUp spoke to Kaizer Chiefs Junior's Steven Sibanyoni.

Margo Fortune - 10 October 2012

Khayelitsha hosts successful fun run

Radio Zibonele, a community radio station in Khayelitsha, organised a fun run for Khayelitsha residents on Saturday 6 October.

Nokubonga Yawa - 10 October 2012

Soccer players unite against xenophobia

Last week, twelve soccer teams representing different countries participated in a four-day soccer tournament under the campaign theme "unite as one". The tournament took place in Nyanga and was organised as a Heritage day celebration.

Tariro Washinyira - 3 October 2012

Hard work is key - Tuks Goalkeeper

Lebo Ngubeni is the University of Pretoria's 19-year-old goalkeeper. He also plays for the South African under 20 team. GroundUp caught up with him.

Margo Fortune - 2 October 2012

Khayelitsha’s emerging chess stars

Masiphumelele primary school in Khayelitsha is growing a group of promising chess players. The people driving chess at the school believe it has an important educational role.

Nokubonga Yawa - 19 September 2012

Cycling awareness event in Gugulethu

Gugulethu Township was abuzz this weekend as cyclists from all over Cape Town participated in a bike ride from Cape Town central station to Gugulethu and back.

Mary-Jane Matsolo - 19 September 2012

Gershin Kock on the pressure of being a goalkeeper: “Once you make a mistake it will always be remembered.”

Gershin Kock is only 19 years old, but he is already the goalkeeper for National First Division team, Vasco Da Gama.

Margo Fortune - 19 September 2012

Tag rugby encouraged in township schools

South Africa's tag rugby team recently visited a township school, Masiphumelele primary school, in Makhaza, Khayelitsha. This was a very exciting visit for the learners of Masiphumelele, who only get to see the Bokke on television.

Nokubonga Yawa - 17 September 2012

Chippa United star Diego Brown talks about a soccer player’s challenges

GroundUp interviewed Chippa United's 25-year mid-fielder and left back, Diego Brown.

Margo Fortune - 12 September 2012

Immigrants soccer players aim for PSL

Professional soccer players who are refugees in South Africa have found comfort in establishing an informal soccer club, with the objective of being recognized and playing professionally again, like they did in their birth countries.

Tariro Washinyira - 5 September 2012

“Soccer is the only reason I am where I am today”

Nineteen-year-old Shane Petersen talks about growing up in a community surrounded by drugs and how soccer gave him a chance.

Margo Fortune - 5 September 2012