Duo part of star-studded side for the One-Dollar campaign
Amavubi v African Stars
SAMUEL Eto’o Fils and Didier Drogba are part of a star-studded African side that will play against Amavubi Stars in a charity game aimed at supporting the ‘One Dollar campaign’ for survivors of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
The Minister of Sports and Culture, Joseph Habineza confirmed their visit during yesterday’s press conference at Amahoro stadium. The game will be played on June 22.
“On June 22, Rwanda will host a charity football game aimed at boosting the ‘One Dollar Campaign’,” Habineza said.
The 13-man team includes also includes
Yaya Toure(Barcelona), Rigobert Song (Galatasaray), Kolo Toure(Arsenal), Alexander Song (Arsenal), Salomon Kalou (Chelsea), Geremi Njitap (Newcastle), Idriss Kameni (Espanyol), Boubacar Sanogo (Bremen), S. Toure(Ivory Coast), Idriss Ilolo (Ivory Coast) Emmanuel Eboue (Arsenal).
Ghana and Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is yet to confirm his availability since Ghana are scheduled to play Sudan in a 2010 World/Africa Nations Cup qualifier on the weekend of June 20-21.
It is reported that President Paul Kagame will foot the players’ travel costs to and fro. Away from the pitch, the players will pay a courtesy call to the President, visit the Kigali Genocide memorial site as well as visit and share experiences with orphans.
The ‘One Dollar Campaign’ for Genocide Survivors is a project developed by the Rwandan Diaspora community and supported by DGD (Diaspora General Directorate) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
Its mission is to improve the living condition and social welfare of vulnerable genocide survivors and to give them a smile on their face and hope for the future.