The things I would love to experience or have knowledge of when I am in Brazil is to learn some of their language, their culture and the way they do things like rituals and traditions. I would also like to experience how they keep life moving, the hustle and bustle of life there. I want to learn how they spend time together and how they play their sports such as football. I heard that football is the best sport in Brazil and in Brazil, children start preparing for professional football at the age of 9!
I heard there is a beautiful stadium in Brazil called Marracana Stadium. I would like to see it by my eyesand touch it by my hands and I would like to learn what food they eat is Brazil and there is a mountain called Sugar Loaf Mountain which I would like to see.
Learning all these things I have mentioned will help me get to know more about Brazil!
Yeah neh! I am going to Brazil to represent South Africa, our country! Even though South Africa did not qualify for the world cup, but I will be there. I am going to learn a lot of new and different things in Brazil even though I am not sure what yet. I will meet and play against people from 32 different nations!
The only thing I am sure about is that we all know that Brazil is a popular country when it comes to football, they produced quality players like Ronaldinho , the king of football. Since I am a footballer as well, I know that I will learn a lot more about football in Brazil.
Yeah neh! We will have fun there and I am 100% sure we will win the tournament no matter what!
It is quite a great honour and an experience of a lifetime, you know! Getting to visit another country, especially a country like Brazil, getting to go to a famous city like Rio de Janeiro, it is AMAZING!
I look forward to seeing how their life differs from ours here in South Africa. I also want to learn about other countries while I am there and I hope to teach them a bit about South Africa too.
I am going to make lots of friends when I get there. I hope that they will treat me with respect because I will give them all the respect I possibly can. I want to come back with an experience and football skills that I will teach my fellow peers.
When they ask me how my trip was, I know there will be a lot of answers because I would have learnt a lot!
At times it feels like a nightmare that I may wake up and find that this was all a dream, but in reality it is not!
Being as young as I am it is very rare to actually travel outside your country AND to represent the whole of South Africa in Brazil. It makes me wonder and search for what is so special about me, but at the same time it is an enormous feeling knowing that out of many young people, I was selected. I am so pround of my dedication and determination
I hope that Brazil will accept us for who we are and be warm, loving and welcoming. We are going to be in a big city in a big country so I think a lot about safety and crime and health but I believe that it will be okay. We are all from different countries and love, trust and respect will grow from all of us.
When different opportunities knock I jump higher to see my luck. Dreams and ideas are the shape of things to come and I’ve always dreamed big. Who would have known that I can reach overseas at my age? This is huge! A once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will tell to the future generation.
I never listen to laziness. Laziness could never understand. I just so wish that it was already the day we are heading to Brazil. As I sit and wonder every day, I am wondering how they are going to treat us, what they might expect from us, what the trip as a whole will be like. It puts a big smile on my face. I am just so extremely happy to be part of the delegation from South Africa.