President Jacob Zuma participated in the tournament which he hopes will keep the youth disciplined and engaged in healthy activity.
“The idea behind this event is to keep the youth, especially in rural areas engaged in healthy activity while at the same time unearthing the great talent that is hidden in these areas,” Zuma said in a statement.
“I am a firm believer in the role of sport in keeping youngsters disciplined.”
The sixth annual JG Soccer Contest, also known as the Msholozi Soccer Tournament, was held at Eshowe High School in KwaZulu Natal and featured teams from across the province.
Zuma founded the event in line with his vision of using sport to achieve peace, social cohesion and youth development, especially in South Africa’s rural areas.