Nike's new S Africa training centre

Company invests into building a state of the art football training centre in Soweto.

    Nike, the major sportswear and equipment corporation, has invested millions of dollars into building a state of the art football training centre based in South Africa's Soweto township, near Johannesburg.

    The idea is to offer 20,000 young footballers a year of training and advice to develop their talents, while at the same time educating and testing them for HIV and AIDS.

    Fresh from winning the most valuable player award in his fifth NBA finals victory with the LA Lakers, Kobe Bryant visited Africa for the very first time and a trip to Soweto was the first stop on his itinerary.

    Al Jazeera's Louise Potter reports from Johannesburg.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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