Since 2006, the Build it brand has been a true friend to Eswatini football by investing towards the development of the beautiful game in the country. Yearly this football development programme has provided a perfect platform for the development of Eswatini Child. After the two-year break due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, this initiative is back once again.
On Friday, 9th December 2022, the Build it Plus Mbabane U13 Championship was officially launched at the sponsor’s premises in Mbabane. Present during this occasion was Build it Operations Manager Mr Loekie van Niekerk, EFA’s Executive Member Mr. Sicelo Nene and U23 National Team Captain and Senior National Team player Kwakhe Thwala who is a product of this football development programme to mention but a few.
When making his remarks, Mr Loekie van Niekerk highlighted about the aim of this initiative. “Investing in areas where Build it trades, the programme is aimed at uplifting Southern African youngsters and giving them a chance to develop their talent in a sport which is considered to be the passion of the people”, Mr Loekie van Niekerk.said. He also expressed the sponsor’s appreciation for the fact that this initiative is used by EFA to identify players for the U13 National Team. “The EFA have over the past few years used the Build it festival as a platform to identify their national U13 football squad. “As a brand, we are honoured to be able to present this amazing opportunity to aspiring young football players from Eswatini”, Mr Loekie van Niekerk said.