Samsung Electronics South Africa yesterday announced the two winners of the South African leg of the global Samsung Electronics and Chelsea “Dream the Blues” football training camp competition, which took place in Johannesburg the past weekend (16 and 17 February 2013).
Two participants have been selected to advance to the Blues Camp in London, which will take place in May, to train at the Chelsea Football Club in the UK.
The training camp comprised of 140 students drawn from Samsung SA’s recent Digital Home Appliance competition, as well as 45 students from the Kwagasrand Provocation School. This initiative was run in conjunction with Chelsea Youth Football Club and saw football camps for children aged eight to 13 held in several countries.
The aim is to provide training for local youths to learn “The Chelsea Way” from Chelsea Foundation coaches.
In addition to getting a unique football experience at the training camp, the two passionate youngsters from the South African camp – Goitsemang Lengoene and Siyabonga Steven Ngwenya – will join the youth from the global camps for the Blues Camp in London in May to train and meet select Chelsea players.

“Samsung would like to congratulate these winners on this prestigious achievement as well as say thank you for all the rest who entered this competition.
“As a brand that is passionate about developing football in Africa, this training clinic provided the youngsters with an opportunity to improve their skills, with the assistance of some of the best coaches in the world,” says Matthew Thackrah, deputy MD and head of Consumer Electronics and IT Solutions at Samsung South Africa
“This camp enabled us to give an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to some of South Africa’s talented youth to experience a small taste of what professional football is all about.
“Through this we believe that not only did we provide the necessary facilities for the camps and get the youth involved in one of the most loved games in Africa, soccer, but on the back of AFCON South Africa 2013, it was a perfect time to fuel South Africa’s passion for soccer – and what better way than by engaging the youth.
“What’s more, by sending two of the participants from the South African training camp to London, Samsung is demonstrating its commitment to developing the game at a grassroots level on the continent,” concludes Thackrah.