Two Botswana teens off to France

SHARE   |   Tuesday, 05 July 2016   |   By Staff Writer
Ryan and Seshabo Ryan and Seshabo

Two young footballers left the country on Monday for Paris, France to attend the COPA Coca-Cola 2016 international camp. The trip is part of the sponsorship by Coca-Cola through its partnership with the Botswana Integrated Sports Association (BISA) and KBL. The Camp will run from 29 June to 4 July 2016. Ryan and Seshabo will join other teens from across the globe who will take part in the third COPA Coca-Cola camp after Brazil and Germany hosted it in 2014 and 2015 respectively. The two were selected following their successful performance   in the Copa Coca-Cola tournament regional camp held in Pretoria South Africa, after they were chosen to represent Botswana last year.

Seshabo was voted the best overall player in last year’s Copa Coca-Cola tournament while Brown who was crowned the best goalkeeper and he went on to win the best personality player at the regional tournament held in South Africa. The two are already party of the National under 20 team. The Chaperone of the team and Coca-Cola Market Activations Manager, Tamar Mbalo said they hope the trip will be a life changing opportunity for the youngsters. “They will be in a  camp to experience what it means to think, act, play your part, and win like a world champion.The next days will be packed with training, workshops, games, events and tournaments hosted by world class football personalities to ensure they get all the knowledge and expertise they need.

Beyond that, they will also have the chance to make new friends, experience different cultures, and to watch real live UEFA EURO games in Paris. “The event is organised so that the kids can have an opportunity to learn and perfect their football skills with the help of football legend Xavi Hernández," she added. “The players will also attend some coaching sessions held by coaches from the Paris Saint-Germain Academy. We will invite world-class scouts from PSG to attend the camp so that the teens could be highly motivated to perform at their level best," Mbalo said.