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Cape Flats girl to compete in US

Zoe Hendricks

Zoe Hendricks (16) is one of four Mitchells Plain girls who were selected for the South African under 17 women’s soccer team.

They will participate in the international soccer tournament hosted in Dallas, USA this month.

The grade 10 learner is excited and says: “I always wanted to go to America.”

“In fact I plan to study my degree in the US.”

“I wish my Dad was here with me, he’d be so proud.”

“He passed away recently.   My Dad was my mentor and biggest supporter.”

Her mom, Karin Hendricks says her daughter is a cheerful and good-mannered child.

“She started developing the love for soccer when she went with me a few years ago to go watch my brother play.”

“She has joined a local soccer club and excelled in the sport.”

Her mom told PEOPLE’S CHOICE: “Zoe is hard working and has a never say die attitude.”

When we asked her who her favourite soccer player is, she said ‘Ronaldo.’