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VCWC mobilizes world footballers for Rwanda championship

Liberia’s former President and global football icon, George Manneh Weah, is expected to join several world footballers to grace an international championship in Rwanda in September  

By Naneka A. Hoffman

Monrovia, Liberia, March 21, 2024—The Veteran Clubs World Championship is expected to kick off on September 1, 2024, in Kigali, Rwanda. Former world great footballers, including ex-President George Manneh Weah, Rogers Miller, Ronaldinho, Michael Owen, Jay Jay Okocha, Robert Pires, and Miguel Pauleta, will be in attendance.

The Championship will run from September 1 to 10, 2024, and will feature 150 football legends from around the world.

Disclosing the news here on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at the United Nations One House on 1st Street Sinkor, the Chairman and Founder of the VCWC, Fred Siewe, expressed his delight and joy in being in Liberia because this country provided the only best footballers for Europe and the world who came from Africa, most specifically, Liberia.

Mr. Siewe notes that the new Liberian government is working hard to impart football to the youth for development and that the VCWC will contribute to developing Liberian youth in partnership with the United Nations.  

According to him, his plans for the Veteran Clubs World Championship are a long-term goal and cooperative task that former footballers can undertake to ensure that the development of football across the world can be one of the key areas.

Mr. Siewe said that when the Veteran Clubs World Championship tournament continues, people around the world will see it as an objective to promote football through peace, education, tourism, business, and many other means.

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He says his three-day visit to Liberia didn’t come as a mistake. After meeting football stakeholders and former Liberian players, he noted that Liberia has great potential and abilities to do so many things.

However, he explains that VCWC believes in contributing to youth development, female football, and amputee football despite being organized for former footballers.

He explains that VCWC focuses on football globally, not only on males, but will introduce female legend in the 1st Edition because they will also have a female game.    

Meanwhile, Mr. Siewe says he has been meeting with the minister of youth and sports, former football players, and associations to engage them to be part of the event in Rwanda and bring it to Liberia, perhaps before the event in Rwanda. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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