The future of a local soccer player who was one of the few school children across the country selected for the prestigious Safa Football School of Excellence, is now in the balance.
Steven Tonny (26) from Eastwood, who in 2004 was picked from thousands of talented young soccer players for the exclusive school, based in Johannesburg, is now without a club.
Far from his dream of one day playing for one of the English soccer sides, Tonny now spends most of his time washing cars at his father’s vehicle repairs workshop.
It appears that the school, which has produced some of South Africa’s soccer greats such as Steven Pienaar, Bernard Parker, Daine Klate, Bryce Moon and Masilo Modubi, has not been able turn Tonny’s dream into reality.
Speaking to Weekend Witness, Tonny recalled how his soccer talent became evident at the tender age of...