It was an exciting weekend for the Ubuntu Family. This past Friday, Ubuntu Cape Town FC continued their journey in the Nedbank Cup with a 3-2 victory over PSL opponent AmaZulu. The Nedbank Cup is South Africa's premier knockout tournament, but it has always been based on the idea of giving lower league and amateur teams a chance to compete with clubs from the top league for the cup. Enter Ubuntu. Last year, Ubuntu Football Academy purchased Ubuntu Cape Town FC as a pathway and platform for the best young Academy players to pursue football at the professional level. Not only has the tournament been an excellent test against some top PSL opponents, but the team has awakened exposure for the Academy like never before with articles in the Cape Times, Cape Argus, and more.
The professional team has created a partnership between the Academy that is irreplaceable. The young Academy boys have the NFD players to look to as positive role models, which is a beautiful representation of the vision of Ubuntu, "I am because we are." Some of these players grew up in the very communities where our boys are growing up, and to see their success is life changing for our boys.
On Friday, the boys who live in the Ubuntu house were surprised with a TV for the dorm side of the residence, making for a watch party they will never forget.
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