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Day four in South Africa

29 March 1:17 am

Day four in South Africa

By Missy Wade

 

The Revolution Under-16s played their third and final group-stage game of the 2012 Future Champions Gauteng tournament on Wednesday morning.

After an early breakfast, the team departed for the Nike Football Training Center at 9:30 a.m.
 
A full game story from the Revs’ 4-2 loss to K-Stars (Zambia) can be found on www.revolutionsoccer.net.
 
Following a postgame meal back at the hotel, the group quickly showered and changed before boarding the bus again. The next stop of the day was at the Museum of Africa. Players split up into small groups and took in the museum’s variety of historical, cultural and scientific exhibits. Also visiting the museum was a group of several hundred school children, who enjoyed getting their photos taken with the Revolution travel party.
 
Everyone returned to the hotel for a bit before dinner, and shortly after, all of the teams participating in the tournament boarded their buses to go see the Orlando Pirates’ senior squad take on the Free State Stars. 
 
The atmosphere at the game was electric, with the passionate fans singing, dancing and cheering for much of the match. The Pirates won, 2-1, and the young Revs took it all in from the first few rows of the open seating area.
 
Thursday will be a rest day for the teams, when they will have the chance to do some cultural activities. Games will then resume on Friday.