In Arusha, anticipation is rising for the eagerly anticipated friendly match on Wednesday, August 10, at Saint Constantine's International School, which will feature legendary players from all over the world as well as members of the CAF family, including Executive Committee members. The match will follow the 44th CAF Ordinary General Assembly.
With Africa's highest peak, Kilimanjaro, watching on as a backdrop, the game, which will honor the elite of past superstars who continue to inspire generations, is anticipated to enhance discussion about the "beautiful game."
Rabah Madjer, an Algerian lethal striker who won the AFCON in 1990, Gilberto Silva, a Brazilian who won the World Cup in 2002, and Siaka Tiene will be aiming to bring their flare from previous years to remind everyone that class is eternal.
Donato who played for Spain at the EUROs 1996 and Salgado will bring back memories of their playing days.
Former France international and World Cup 1998 winners David Trezeguet and Youri Djorkaeff complete the star-studded lineup that is set to bring excitement to football crazy Tanzanians.
“A game of this magnitude is important for this generation to inspire the youth and especially in football to share with us their achievements and eventually this will help the development of football in Tanzania,” Wilfred Kidao, the Tanzania Football Federation secretary general told CAFOnline.
Joining them too will be CAF President Dr Patrice Mostepe and FIFA president Gianni Infantino, celebrated former international referee Pierluigi Collina who was named FIFA Referee of the Year six consecutive times as well as former Portuguese international Nuno Gomes.
FIFA staff including Deputy Secretary General Mattias Grafström, Senior President’s Office Manager Federico Raviglione and Chief Business Officer Romy Gai will also join the football bonanza.
This historic game will be preceded by a tree planting ceremony at 15:30 local time (12:30 GMT).