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Shop kits out South African footballers

Thursday, 21st June 2001.

A STRUGGLING football team in a South African township will soon be playing in a smart new kit, thanks to a kind gesture by a Haverhill firm.

Aurora Sports has donated a full team strip and a ball to the players of Boepathutse football team in the township of Soshanguve, near Pretoria.

The kit will be taken to South Africa by Tshepo Mabato, one of four South African pupils on a nine-week scholarship at Linton Village College. Tshepo is staying with the McKenna family in Haverhill and was taken to Aurora Sports in the High Street to buy some trainers.

Shop manager Norman Osborne was so moved by the story of the disadvantaged township team, with no money to buy kit, that he decided to do something about it.

CAPTION: Gift for goals ... Norman Osborne hands over the football strip to Eupricia Seblela, watched by Moses Mashishi, Tshepo Mabato, Desiree Phetla and Linton Village College headteacher Clive Bush.

Haverhill Weekly News

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