MWARUWARU TO FEATURE FOR AFRICA XI IN CHARITY MATCH
Former Warriors captain Benjani Mwaruwari is part of the Africa XI that will play Morocco legends in a charity match in Marrakech, Morocco, tonight.
Mwaruwari, who played for Auxerre in France, Portsmouth, Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers in England told the Chronicle that he was honoured and excited to reunite with some of the continent’s football legends.
“I’m honoured and excited to once again rub shoulders with my African brothers while we play for charity here in Morocco,” said Mwaruwari.
“We’re about 20 former footballers who played in Europe, who are here to play for charity. When I had my testimonial match back in 2012, the guys supported me, and it’s only fair that I return the favour. Even though I retired long back, I will always be involved in football’s worthy causes.”
Some of the legends to feature in the game are Samuel Eto’o, who won four African Player of the Year awards, two-time African Footballer of the Year El-Hadji Diouf, 1988 African Player of the Year Kalusha Bwalya and former South African captain Lucas Radebe.
Former Liverpool and Guinean striker Aboubacar “Titi” Camara, Ex-Senegalese midfielder Khalilou Fadiga, Ghana’s Stephen Appiah, ex-Cameroon utility player Geremi Njitap as well as Nigeria’s Daniel Amokachi will also form the Africa XI.
Moroccan legend Mustapha Hadji will lead his home team.