South Africa's Rhinos are being poached for their horns in unprecedented numbers. With Kruger National Park on the border of Mozambique - one of the world’s poorest countries, local villagers are lured into killing the Rhino's. But things are changing. A football league has been created in the region, to help uplift the communities - The Rhino Cup Champions League. In an area of immense poverty, no jobs and little food, the world’s greatest game is bringing people together and giving hope for the future. The ultimate goal - to stop poaching through football, before its too late.
Special thanks to Wild & Free Foundation, Matt Bracken, Rohan Nel and Vincent Barkas.
Four years ago, when we started, Mr. Watch was the first person that we communicated with. Wild and Free Foundation came to Mozambique and Mr. Watch was distrustful of us as were many other community members constantly wondering; what's going on, what's happening… Mr. Watch stuck with us and towards the end of September 2018 after the final game of the Rhino Cup Champions League (RCCL), he was being interviewed by Mozambican television. Mr. Watch has been on tv now for the Rhino Cup Champions League (RCCL) league, he is a huge part of this league. People are paying attention to this corner of the world, in southern Mozambique. People are proud and the confidence is rising within the community. It fills all our hearts with joy knowing that will take the communities of Mozambique into tomorrow feeling; happier, healthier and hopefully wanting to do more positive things.
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