EXTRA TIME: Orlando Pirates youngsters on their way to Rio

On Freedom Day in South Africa these youngsters traveled to Brazil to make their dreams come true

Orlando Pirates is calling this development initiative Project X, and their official site explains the tour as such:

"At the beginning of April 2018, Orlando Pirates Football Club hosted The 2018 Pirates Cup, a competition that aims to unearth the best Under 19 and Under 21 talent from Soweto and the surrounding areas. Out of that tournament, 20 players are selected to represent the Project X squad that travels to an overseas destination to play against their local football clubs," the statement reads.

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"The Project X Tour is an annual event which was established in 2015, aimed at enhancing the selected players’development in order to produce players for the Orlando Pirates first team. Part of that enhancement of the football players involves traveling to some of the best footballing nations around the world. This year the squad travels to the home of football – Brazil."