Aaron Mokoena to inspire World Cup spirit in London
<p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 12px; color: #666666; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 16.796875px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent;">Yesterday, 2 March, was exactly 100 days until the start of the World Cup... so with 99 days remaining the excitement really starts! And for those in London, you can also be part of spirit of the pre-World Cup fever as the Homecoming Revolution has secured Bafana Bafana captain, Aaron Mokoena as one of the speakers at their London event on 21 March at Kensington Olympia.
This is a fantastic opportunity for Aaron to get South Africans in the UK to support their national team and excited about the impending World Cup. He will also share his personal story and his pivotal role in making a contribution to creating a better South Africa. He recently launched the Aaron Mokoena Foundation in the UK. The inspiration for the Foundation is Aaron’s desire to increase and improve opportunities for children and young people across South Africa using the power of football to impact on education, health and life opportunities.
Martine Schaffer, Managing Director of Homecoming Revolution said, “We are thrilled that Aaron is going to be sharing his story with the South Africans in the UK at our event. In this momentous World Cup year, Aaron is probably one of the most important people in South Africa right now. He also represents, that you can live elsewhere and still make a very significant contribution back to your home. He is definitely one of our modern day icons and we hope that after July he will have lead his team to victory. We are using the event to create excitement around the football and we can think of no-one more prevalent than the Bafana Bafana captain.”
Aaron Mokoena was called up at the age of seventeen to join the national team squad, following impressive form at Jomo Cosmos and Ajax Cape Town. He quickly moved to Europe when he played for Bayer Leverkusen, Ajax Amsterdam and Genk. He moved to the English Premier League and currently plays for Portsmouth. He will captain the South African Bafana Bafana team for the World Cup and is the country’s most capped player.
The event will be held on the 20th and 21st March 2010 at Kensington Olympia Conference Centre in London. The event is aimed at South Africans living in the UK and will give them the opportunity to meet directly with high profile employers who are searching for talent. It will also give them a chance to find about purchasing property, schooling and post graduate education, starting up businesses, setting up bank accounts, and immigration advice. The exhibition is supported by a speakers programme. Tickets are £10 each and available on-line or at the door.
Aaron Mokoena ‘Ayoba! South Africa’s Time has Come’ will be at 13h30 on Sunday 21 March 2010. There will be a signing session after his presentation.