The community of Parkwood came together on Youth Day, Wednesday June 16, to commemorate the importance of the day as well as a fallen soccer player .
Mikhail “Ballackie” Amos, a Lazio FC team player was shot and killed in the area almost to-the-day a year ago, on Saturday June 13.
His teammates from Lazio FC came together and organised a soccer tournament in memory of Mikhail at Lapland field off Plantation Road in Lotus River, with the help of the Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch which donated equipment and food. Children from the community received a warm meal as well as party packs.
It was a nail-biting final between Wits FC and Chiefs FC but in the end Wits took the trophy. The team hopes to make it an annual Youth Day event.