- Sipumle Ntlako and Lisachanya Mtumtum won the trip of a lifetime to watch Manchester United in action in England
- The teenagers hail from Langa in Cape Town and were thrilled to see the sights and sounds of England
- Their essays on water conservation saw them winning the holiday, which was organised by NGO Project Playground and sponsored by a Swedish businessman
Sipumle Ntlako and Lisachanya Mtumtum couldn’t believe their luck when they were revealed as winners of a competition run by NGO Project Playground (PPG).
Thanks to their essays on water conservation, the two teenagers won a trip of a lifetime to England, including tickets to watch Manchester United against Southampton at Old Trafford.
Both hail from Langa, a township in Cape Town, and revealed that the trip had a major impact on them.
Mtumtum said, “I now know there are greater things in this world, more than what I am constantly exposed to.”
Ntlako said, “The stadium was fantastic, and the magnitude of the people in attendance was out of this world. I couldn’t stop smiling because I was so amazed at the amount of people in attendance, the energy, the singing and the players.”
PPG is an after-school care facility, which is based in Langa and Gugulethu, facilitated the competition, but it was sponsored by Swedish businessman, Anders Jacobson.
Good Things Guy reported that Jacobson is the CEO of Blue, an investment company focusing on sustainability.
Briefly.co.za understands that Jacobson is a Manchester United supporter and feels the trip enables the youngsters to dream about the future they want.
Ntlako and Mtumtum were joined on the trip by PPG soccer coach, Mvuseleli Nokwali, and Head of South African Fundraising, Lesley Sykes.
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