Kusasa Stars

Using football to promote education and life skills whilst engaging in a life-changing experience, playing at the largest football tournament in the world, the Gothia Cup.

At The Kusasa Stars, we are passionate about providing youths with a different perspective on what life has to offer outside their disadvantaged and humble beginnings.

It’s more than just a football tournament: For our players, it is a voyage supported by an educational and community framework, where attitude, school attendance, individual grade advancement, and sporting prowess are tracked as part of the journey.

The World Youth Cup also is known as The Gothia Cup takes place annually in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is a life-changing experience for our players, that creates friendships and builds contacts with children from different countries and continents, giving them a global sense of belonging and opening up their minds and aspirations to the world beyond their own environment.

Football is important but educating the boys and opening their eyes to a world of opportunity and showing nothing is impossible is the main aim of the journey to Sweden.

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Gothia Cup 2019

This year 24 boys aged between 11-13 years will make up our two teams in the U12 and U13 category. We will again travel to the island of Roro for team building pre-tournament camp, and will then make way by boat to our Gothenburg base for Gothia at Alingsas.

Gothia is so much more than just a football tournament for our boys, it’s a way to give these kids a different perspective on what life has to offer and to provide underprivileged children with a different perspective, make new friendships and grow as individuals.
We are hoping that it will impact & change their lives, encouraging them to continue with their education.

Gothia Cup 2018

The Kusasa Star’s first year, 19 disadvantaged boys from Groendal, Western Cape succeeded as the first team from The Franschhoek valley to take part in The Gothia World Youth Cup. An event that saw them take parts as 1 of 1731 teams, from 78 different nations. A tournament that saw 4424 matches played and 19506 goals scored.

An additional benefit in 2018 was the 1400kg of donated clothes brought back for the children of the Groendal area. The team left with 5 bags and returned with 55 bags to be shared among the community.

Since the 2018 event, school grades of The Kusasa Star potential/players have significantly increased. Due to this some of the boys selected for 2019 are returning as a reward for their amazing school achievements.

Latest Quotes

These following quotes are responses from various people that have been involved in our program

  • Rasda ( coach of the team )


    The Kusasa stars project is the light to my journey of life, my family and surrounding. This project has boosted the passion to be surrounded by privileged kids that want success as I am! The project changes the minds set of a now different community we have in our beautiful valley. It is the future to upcoming generation in Franschhoek.


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  • Akona Mgidlana Said


    To our supports from Sweden team! In our culture it takes a community to raise a child and in my case as a single Parent it mother I am grateful for all the life lessons from Kusasa Project has impacted on my son Kamva Mgidlana ——in the previous Sweden trip, I still hear about all the great adventures he had # I am so grateful for all the tangible and intangible lessons in Kamva’s life—–For these and many other adventures to come, THANK YOU SWEDEN TEAM AND COACHES !!!!!! LOVE FROM KAMVA’S MOM


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  • Gothia Cup Quotes


    Sport has always been a great medium for diverse people groups and societies to work together and stand united. This Gothia Cup is a shining example of this. The boys that traveled in 2018 to the tournament have returned and continued to work together and study hard in school and they have a clearer passion to pursue their dreams.


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  • Gothia Cup Quotes


    The love for football and the sense of team work and comradeship that develops in the young boys and girls has had a really positive impact on the community.


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  • Jens Littorin Wrote


    Football is a language that is understood throughout the world. It has a unifying power that never ceases to marvel. That’s something we’ve been witnessing this week with the boys in Sweden. Favorite players and clubs have been exchanged between teams from different parts of the world, dances and songs from different cultures have been exchanged and new friendships have been created.


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  • Gothia Cup 2018 Quotes


    What a wonderful first year of this project. From the beginning of the project, none of the boys had either passports or birth certificates, to now have flown to a foreign country for the first time and experienced a completely different culture and got the chance to do what they love- play football. The initiators of the project have been struggling to make this project possible, which with strong will and commitment has now been successful.


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Gothia Cup

14 – 20 July

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Our Players

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
Have a look at our amazing players and click on their images.

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Justice

From : Franschhoek Favourite Team: Liverpool Favourite Player: Aguero Dream job: Soccer player
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Phillip

From : Franschhoek Favourite Team: Manchester City Favourite Player: Salah Dream job: Soccer player
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Kearabetswe

From : Franschhoek Favourite Team: Liverpool Favourite Player: Salar Dream job: Soccer player
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Chulumanco

From : Franschhoek Favourite Team: Man City Favourite Player: Lorch Dream job: Soccer player
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Lindile

From : Franschhoek Favourite Team: PSG Favourite Player: Coutinho Dream job: Soccer player
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Anele

From : Franschhoek Favourite Team: Chiefs Favourite Player: Dream job: Soccer player
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Akhanya

From : Franschhoek Favourite Team: Man City Favourite Player: Sane Dream job: Doctor
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Phiwe

From: Franschhoek Favourite Team: Chiefs Favourite Player: Bilint Dream job: Pilot
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Liyabona

From : Franschhoek Favourite Team: Barcelona Favourite Player: Messi Dream job: Teacher
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Athenkosi

From : Franschhoek Favourite Team: Man City Favourite Player: Aguero Dream job: Soccer player
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Zaydin

From : Stellenbosch Favourite Team: Real Madrid Favourite Player: Ronaldo Dream job: Soccer player
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Waylin

From : Stellenbosch Favourite Team: Barcelona Favourite Player: Messi Dream job: Soccer player
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Likhona

From : Franschhoek Favourite Team: Orlando Pirates Favourite Player: Pele Dream job: Teacher
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Sid

From : Franschhoek Favourite Team: Chelsea Favourite Player: Hazard Dream job: Safari Guide
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Milhe

From : Franschhoek Favourite Team: Man City Favourite Player: Messi Dream job: Soccer player
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Chris

From : Kylemore Favourite Team: Real Madrid Favourite Player: Ronaldo Dream job: Footballer
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Milisa

From : Franschhoek Favourite Team: Man City Favourite Player: Dybala Dream job: Lawyer
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Mihlali

From : Dalubuhle Favourite Team: Orlando Pirates
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Minathi

From: Franschhoek Favourite Team: Liverpool Favourite Player: Salah Dream job: Pilot
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Sinawethu

From : Franschhoek Favourite Team: FC Barcelona Favourite Player: Ramos Dream job: Soccer player
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Babalwe

From : Dalubuhle Favourite Team: Sundowns Favourite Player: Messi Dream job: Coach

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How to reach us

Address

Le Roux, Franschhoek, 7690

Phones Numbers

Tim + 27 84 689 8181
George + 44 7739 711 514
Magnus +46 70651 39 89
Clara +46 70383 81 16

 

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The Kusasa Stars Banking Details

South Africa

Nedbank Savings Deposit Account
Account Holder: The Kusasa Stars
Account Number: 2012575870
Branch Code: 16700500

Sweden

If you have a Swedish bank account you can donate or pay via Swish.
You can send a contribution to mobile 0706513989. Mark the message with “KUSASA STARS”.