Soccer: US-shoes versus Stanford feet

I’m not a sports photographer and I will never aspire a career in this specialization. But I was asked to shoot some pictures this afternoon at a soccer match. The local Rotary initiated a volunteers program for students from the USA. These students had a busy week; creating a garden at a school in a township, washing dogs with tick/flee shampoo and diverse other ’empowerment projects’. This afternoon they celebrated their weekend with a soccer match against a team of ‘townshippers’. It was like US-shoes versus African feet. Despite the shoes the students were no match for the locals. And at the end of the match, a group photo of both teams and food for all.

 

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Made in South Africa

A bit funny …. Yvonne is wearing Tsonga shoes for several years now and many South Africans make remarks as if these shoes are made in Europe. If she tells them that Tsonga is a South African product they won’t believe it. Negative self-reflection does not contribute to nation building. Buying locally made does!

The sandals she’s wearing (approx. 100 days per year) in the picture are 3 yrs old and are far from ‘wearing out’.

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