- Euwin Stevens has overcome challenges faced on the Cape Flats to earn a prestigious scholarship from a university in the USA
- Stevens plays for Kuils River AFC and was spotted by a local football scout
- The 22-year-old revealed that he hopes the opportunity will help him to inspire other young South African children
An Mzansi fairytale is playing out for a talented young local footballer who hails from Cape Town.
Euwin Stevens recently received an amazing opportunity as the University of Arkansas in the US offered him a soccer scholarship.
The 22-year-old now has the chance to study business management for two years.
Growing up in Elsies River on the notorious Cape Flats, Stevens was forced to overcome numerous challenges to achieve his dream.
IOL reported that it all came together after a local talent scout spotted him playing for Kuils River AFC.
The significance of the opportunity isn’t lost on the youngster and he revealed that he intends to use it to help to inspire others.
He said, “Many guys I know and have grown up with are either gangsters, in jail or dead, and the fact that I have risen above my circumstances and achieved this opportunity should motivate other kids on the Cape Flats that nothing is impossible if you work for what you want.”
Although just 22 years of age, Stevens explained that he had been consistently working for this for the past 18 years.
The soccer whizz hopes to utilise the chance to not only take his football to new heights, but to hopefully become a successful businessman in the future.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Stevens has been vindicated for his positivity and attitude.
He revealed some of the advice he shared with teammates previously when he said, “I always say to my teammates: ‘When you play, give your all because you never know who is watching’.”
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