Africa Peace Cup® Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation started
by people who have a great love for Africa and realise the need for support to effectuate much
needed change. The Foundation is the initiative of experienced professionals from a variety of
disciplines ranging from event organisation, business management and marketing communications.
The Foundation combines new concepts for fundraising and support with existing, reputable relief
organisations in Africa in order to achieve our Mission.
Africa Peace Cup Foundation is committed to creating awareness of the hopeless position of all
young victims of war and violence in Africa. Through diverse activities, initiatives and special
events it is the goal of the Foundation to raise funds and support to raise the quality of their
lives at present and improve the perspective for a better and self-sustaining future.
WEST AFRICA ACCOUNTS FOR AT LEAST 500’000 REFUGEES FROM CIVIL WARS
Board of Recommendation
The Africa Peace Cup Foundation is supported by a Board of Recommendation, consisting of
respected African statesmen and sportsmen. Their role is that of an ‘ambassador of peace’.
The members of the board of recommendation support the ‘Mission’ and assist the Foundation by
identifying the ‘areas in need’ in Africa and helping to establish and maintain contacts with
organisations involved with the Africa Peace Cup annual match.
The Africa Peace Cup match
“JOY OVERWHELMS SUFFERING WHEN FOOTBALL BRIDGES THE GAP”
Imagine beautiful Africa. Summer 2008. A vibrant
African savannah just before sundown. Members of indigenous tribes mix with children centred
around a natural football field. Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, George Weah, Johan Cruyff, and Franz
Beckenbauer are present to take their places as host of the match along the sidelines.
In a natural arena 22 star players from Africa and Europe are ready for the kick-off for the first
Africa Peace Cup, “Match for Peace”. The whistle of the referee is echoed by the rhythmic beat of
a familiar African cadence and tom-toms. For the coming 2 hours there will be peace in Africa.
In the rural areas as well as the rest of Africa and the world, people will be listening and
experiencing the power of peace and the Africa Peace Cup.
The proceeds of the Africa Peace Cup match, will be allocated each year to a specific region
in Africa selected by the Board of Recommendation. Reputable, existing aid and relief
organisations that have proven their value and dedication in the past plus the AFRICA FOOTBALL
ACADEMY will be awarded funds to support the mission of the Foundation in Africa. Among our
contacts are the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (with their Refugee Education
Trust), and SOS Children’s Villages.