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Sokka Kings: The top 10

Posted on 5 June 2005  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

The Spurs-inspired reality TV hit Sokka Kings in South Africa is reaching an exciting conclusion with the competition down to the last 10 players.


The club has worked very closely with Sokka Kings - where under-19 footballers showcase their talents - advising the coaches and producers as the concept of finding the brightest young footballing prospects got underway.


Broadcast on SABC1, it is anticipated that Sokka Kings will become the most-watched reality show on South African television.


The winner will spend a week training within our Academy at Spurs Lodge with the opportunity meet and mix with the likes of Robbie Keane, Ledley King and Jermain Defoe. He will get the chance to watch a home game from the directors' box and be introduced to the fans at half-time, with footage of his exploits on Sokka Kings being shown on the Jumbotron.


Public and panel will determine the winning prospect on Friday June 17 and our new Academy manager John McDermott will continue the Spurs involvement by making the trip to form part of the expert judging panel.


Here, Doulha Domingo of www.tonight.co.za, gives the rundown of the top 10.


Manfred Brand
Manfred is from Cape Town. He started playing soccer at age nine. He admits training everyday does not hurt and that dedication, discipline and determination go a long way. He dreams of playing for Liverpool and his country, as they are two of his favourite teams.


Royal Rabuxa
Royal comes from Klerksdorp in the North West. His favourite player is Pollen Ndlanya and his favourite team is Moroka Swallows. He started playing soccer when he was seven years old with his friends on the streets of Klerksdorp.


Ryan Zoghby
Ryan lives in Johannesburg and has been playing soccer since he was 10. His favourite player is David Beckham and his favourite team is Manchester United. Ryan believes that 2010 is going to be the year that South Africa gets recognised and he plans to be there on the pitch.


Sibusiso Madensela
Sibusiso comes from Nelspruit and started playing in the streets with his friends when he was nine years old. His dream team to play for is Ajax Cape Town and his top player is Rowan Fernadez. He believes that South Africa will win the World Cup in 2010.


Lesego Mochware
Lesego lives in Ganyesa in the North West and grew up playing soccer in his dad's team.
He started playing when he was seven years old. His parents are his inspiration and he would love to play for SuperSport United. If he could not play soccer he would be a fashion designer.


Vincent Zidane Figo Araujo
Vince comes from Johannesburg. His father loves soccer and encouraged him to play from the age of four. Eating healthy, playing soccer and running are his means of keeping fit. Real Madrid and Leeds United are two of his favourite teams, but Real Madrid is the team he wants to play for.


Eric Macheru
Eric is from Seshego, Polokwane. He tried his luck at a few sports before he found his feet in soccer. He was only seven years old. He spreads his loyalty between Manchester United and Kaizer Chiefs. His dream is to play for Barcelona against Manchester United at Old Trafford.


Lesedi Mothibi
Lesedi is from Bloemfontein. He started playing soccer when his friends introduced him to the game at age nine. He was a tennis player but quickly changed sides. His favourite player is Franses Chansa and one day he would love to play for SuperSport United.


Jurie Basie
Jurie lives in Postmasburg in the Northern Cape. He started playing soccer in primary school when he was eight and his favourite team is Orlando Pirates. His inspiration on the field is Bennedict McCarthy. Juries believes that Bafana Bafana is going to take the Cup in 2010.


Abram Maja
Abram started playing soccer on the streets of Polokwane when he was eight years old. His brother plays a big role in ensuring that he does the best he can. Kaizer Chiefs is his favourite team but he would like to become the next Siboniso Gaxa, as his dream is to play for SuperSport United.