Kids that got soccer balls came from different teams that included Dynamos (Mbare), Eagles (Chitungwiza), Ali Sundowns (Mabvuku) and B N Academy which is mainly comprised of players from the northern suburbs.
The presentation marked the end of a five-day training course that was held by BN Academy at Belgravia Sports Club.
Speaking to Standardsport during the distribution of the soccer balls, Hyundai Motors brand marketing manager Niki Trombas said they were looking forward to distributing one million balls by the end of the year.
“We have a programme running called One Million Dream Ball campaign, (OMDB). As Zimbabwe we are supposed to get 10 000 balls to distribute, but as of now we have only received 1000 balls. Of the 1000, we have since distributed close to 500 balls including the ones that we are distributing today.
“We distributed 300 balls to school kids here at Belgravia Sports Club on a soccer day that was held June and today we are distributing 170 balls,” Niki said.
Trombas added that it is their social responsibility as Hyundai Motors to see to it that under privileged kids get football equipment at their door steps to improve tapping talent that is believed to be abundant in Africa.
Hyundai brands are back in the country after having taken a break when the country was going through a bad spell economically.
The company has since opened a new branch in Harare where they have a showroom for brand new cars, services and genuine spare parts.