Tico-Tico set for swan song
Jomo Cosmos striker Manuel 'Tico-Tico' Bucuane will stage a benefit match following his retirement
Posted: 29 August 2012 Time: 7:20 am
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.