Sullay & Friends
In front of Hastings Airport
"One world, one language, one global market place: Television."
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Picture deep Africa. Summer 2008. A vibrating savanna just before sundown. Indigenous
tribes and kids in wheelchairs gathered around a sandy football pit. Nelson Mandela,
Kofi Annan, George Weah, Abedi 'Pele' Ayew, Alpha Oumar Konaréy, Zinédine Zidane,
Miriam Makeba, Youssou N'dour, Johan Cruyff, Franz Beckenbauer, Sepp Blatter, Ruud Gullit,
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Lansana Conté, Thabo Mbeki, Olusegun Obasanjo, John Kufour and
Gerry John Rawlings are present and take a seat. In the arena, 22 sweating star players
from Africa and Europe or the USA, ready to kick-off for the "Match for Peace".
The referee whistles and drums start talking. For the coming two hours there will be
peace all over Africa, whitnessed by the rest of the world. Passion and Peace in the
rural areas of Africa while people listen to live radio-reports and others watch the
game on television.
And the 2008 Africa Peace Cup goes to ...!
That's the setting of a "back-to-basics" pilot-game for Peace in Africa.
A sports-event that brings people together and shows the victims of wars in Africa that
the world didn't forget them. It will bring hope and relief to a continent that is almost
forgotten by the western world. But there is more to come.
Not just a match, not just television coverage and media attention but also fund for the
future, financed by companies and other sponsors who are proud to be associated with this
Fund for a balanced education program for innocent young people who are direct victims
of stupid wars. Education brings skills and skills bring jobs and jobs means future.
That is where its all about. The future of Africa: an obligation to all of us, so join our
Force of Peace.
"THE AFRICA FOOTBALL ACADEMY (AFA) developed a far reaching plan
to locate and scout the ‘cream of young Africa football’ in the places where they live and
play, and take them to school to practice and educate them so that one day they can take off
for a bride future in European and United Arab Emirates leagues to develop competitive
skills in a run-up to the AFRICA PEACE CUP 2008 and the 2010 World Cup Football in
South Africa. Only the very best can make it to the top!”