“Prof” tells his Story

Nine years ago Prof accidentally stumbled upon Young Bafana. He and his friends were playing on a pitch when YB began trials for the U11 squad. Unknowingly, Prof walked over and asked to try out.

After making the squad his journey with us began. Prof, as in Professor, got his name from the coaches here at YB after he taught an intern english. He stated, “It was a joke because usually the interns teach us things, but instead I was teaching a German man proper english.” Prof stated. “It kind of stuck from there and now most people call me prof, which does not bother me.” Prof is currently finishing his last year of studies and looking at universities to attend.

He is interested in politics but knows he does not want to be a politician. Understanding that his possibilities are endless, he has decided he wants to study international business or international relations. As for universities, Prof is in the process of deciding where he wants to go. His dream is to attend school in the United States but he is also looking at schools here in South Africa, not closing off any options. When asked his favorite thing about Young Bafana Prof stated, “YB gives hope to many children from disadvantaged backgrounds and it gives everyone belief that they can make a good life for themselves.” If he could describe his experience at YB in one word his word would be “amazing.” As of the beginning of August of 2022, Prof has applied to multiple universities and is planning to attend Cape Town University in the upcoming year.

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