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Drogba, Eto'o coming to South Africa to raise funds for Nelson Mandela and Kanu Heart foundations

Posted: 16 January 2017 Time: 12:30

African icons Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto'o are heading to South Africa in May to play in a charity game to help raise funds for the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Kanu Heart Foundation.

The contest on May 6 will pit Western African Football Legends against Southern Africa Football Legends, with the sides also playing each other in Nigeria on April 8.

Other players that will participate include Augustine 'Jay-Jay' Okocha, Pape Diouf, Michael Essien, Lucas Radebe, Phil Masinga and Fabian McCarthy.

African Football Legends Organisation general secretary Mohammed Mustapha tells "Everything is set for the event. It's important for people to support it for two reasons: One big reason is to support the Nelson Mandela Foundation, to support this legacy.

"By supporting this event people should know that the R10 they will be paying to watch the games will not be going to our pockets but to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

"Another reason; some people never got the chance to watch Samuel Eto'o, Drogba live and this will be an opportunity to watch them play live in South Africa."

The proceeds from both games will go to the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Kanu Heart Foundation.

Article by: Ernest Fakude
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