London, Oct 23 : Prince William may be president of the Football Association, but he was taught a lesson in the beautiful game on Wednesday after the 26-year-old royal took tumble after tumble as he played a local side from the remote village of Igxarho on South Africa's Wild Coast.
Dodging dogs and the occasional wild pig, the prince laughed helplessly as his opponents ran rings round him. Even the efforts of soccer-mad brother Prince Harry failed to stop the blushes as the famous visitors lost 6-2.
At times Wills looked decidedly uncomfortable as he and his posh chums were given a lesson in the beautiful game.
Wills, who played left back, took tumble after tumble as he tried in vain to block a flood of attacks, The Sun reported.
Jeered on by the spectators William looked more than a little flat-footed. And when Harry joined the team things went from bad to worse. The afternoon came during a rest day for the boys as they reached the halfway stage of their 1,000-mile African motorbike trek.
William and Harry are taking part in the Enduro Challenge along with 80 other riders. Their efforts have already raised more than 300,000 pounds for people living in communities just like the Igxarho Location.
Earlier in the day William and Harry had joined the other riders and rolled up their sleeves to paint a community building as they took a welcome break from their motorbike challenge.