20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Heat of the Match

The Sinani Premier League was given the opportunity to allow their U18 and U14's to play their championship games at Mbombela Stadium in South Africa. These young people are orphan and vulnerable children who play in this league. What an amazing experience for them to walk on to a World Cup field and get to play where their heroes have played before. The young man in the photo is the leagues coordinator - he is responsible for 350 players.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Nelspruit, South Africa
Copyright: © Craig Rebro