The programme, based in Bloemfontein, South Africa, will empower 18-24 year old underprivileged South Africans to develop the necessary tools they need to give them the brightest future opportunities.

In addition to this, the foundations can have direct engagement with the South African government and private sector to create an avenue for development of football in South Africa, and foster a positive impact on the economy of the country.

The IFCDP will target young people in South Africa who face levels of 75% unemployment, compounded by a lack of access to education, training and few mentors. The programme will focus on job creation and developing valuable life skills, as well as identifying talent both on and off the football pitch.

Kagisho Dikgacoi, founder and trustee of the Kagisho Dikgacoi Foundation, said: “We want to help as many people as we can, and if I can say in a year that we have helped hundreds of kids get jobs, and maybe some working for the Foundation itself, that would be awesome.”