Ajax Cape Town has embarked on a massive community drive, using soccer as a vehicle to empower Cape Town youth with knowledge of the many opportunities available to them in sport.
Community Scheme Coordinator at Ajax, Riyaad Kahn says Ajax wants to provide the youth in gang-ridden communities such opportunities.
He says the football club is doing its community upliftment projects through the Ajax Cape Town Community Scheme.
Ajax Cape Town is much more than just a football club, we believe in our community. We are truly Capetonians and so we want to reach out to the community of Cape Town.— Riyaad Kahn, Community Scheme Coordinator at Ajax
In these communities, there are drugs, gangsterism, and unsavory behavior and for these kids, the only opportunity that is being put in front of them are those negative opportunities.— Riyaad Kahn, Community Scheme Coordinator at Ajax
We go to the schools and talk to them from a soccer perspective, but we tell them to stay away from those and create a football environment afterward which is a reward for listening to the education.— Riyaad Kahn, Community Scheme Coordinator at Ajax
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