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Jomo Cosmos striker Manuel 'Tico-Tico' Bucuane will stage a benefit match following his retirement

Posted: 29 August 2012 Time: 07:20

Former Mozambique international and Jomo Cosmos striker Manuel 'Tico-Tico' Bucuane will stage a benefit match on September 7 following his retirement from professional football two years ago.

Cosmos boss Jomo Sono is expected to grace the the game, which has been scheduled for Maputo. Tico-Tico and friends will play against one of his former teams Desportivo FC at the National stadium.

The 39-year-old has invited some of his former teammates at Cosmos; Bamuza Sono, Avril Phali, Lucky Mhlathe, Innocent Ntsume and Sipho Sephadi to be part of his team. Bucuane retired from active football in 2010 after an illustrious soccer career spanning more than two decades.

Tico-Tico today runs his own football academy in Maputo.

In his heyday, Bucuane starred for among others Orlando Pirates, SuperSport United and MLS side Tampa Bay Mutiny.

Previous comments on this story...

Magaya: The Double Winner
posted: 08:07 am
But pierats want to sign him serious...they are preparing to Libolo Africa, as they put it. Ah! wat disappointment.
posted: 08:09 am
When is the promised benefit game for Tsiki-Tsik Mooki?. Before or after Bobby's fraud case? Before or after the building of the new Zebra stadium?

Why play with someone's child? Promise him a benefit game for half a decade and don't deliver? FOUR ini?
posted: 08:11 am
Well done Tico. You were a true ambassador of the game and wish all the best in your future endeavours.
posted: 08:16 am
@Anonymous: The Benefit game for Thabo Mooki took place at the VW Dobsonville Stadium in April this year. It was a great occasion.
posted: 08:27 am
39 year old-Pierats type of player
posted: 08:30 am
Very Good Tico Tico, I wish Zimbabwean and Malawian players they must learn from you, Develop your country well done boet.
posted: 08:39 am
Well done Tico......
posted: 08:43 am
Observant, thanks for the answer. May i ask who organised that benefit game? Will appreciate your answer, the reason why i ask is bcos i've never saw any article on chiefs website about the game befor and after.
posted: 08:47 am
Observant care to tell us some the greats who were present at that benefit game. I am not refuting that it was a great occasion its just that his former employers, Booby in particular made huge promises before the game and were quite about it in April. Aside, oviously from insulting their fans from time to time.
posted: 10:30 am
I am also want to hear about Thabo Mooki benefit game because some people used to blame sponsors taking time to organize the game and agent creating negative press while the owner folding arms... I don't really believe the tournament was held at Dobsonville was Mooki Benefit game, because we all know family business cannot remain silent on this matter they know very well they owe Mooki a benefits game...

On the issue of Tico-Tico Bucuane I still percieve him as true legend that Mozambique produced and I also respect him for loyalty he shown on Jomo sono He was not influenced by the love of money but the love the game... Good luck Man..
Swona Champ!
posted: 10:32 am
Mooki is waiting for Bobstake to come out of prison to organise him a benefit game, Tico is DIY type of person, obrigado Tico
posted: 11:41 am
Which team has ever organised a benefit match for any of their players or former players? Player agents are supposed to organise this then get support from teams management for kits, venues, etc.
posted: 07:04 pm
what a way to celebrate your football career, if Maputo was here, i would be on that stadium en when you score ngishaye ezi kaMjomana
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