Category soccer

Success Story from Zimbabwe: Morris “Lordmore Karanda” Kakunguwo Supports Youth Football

Morris “Lordmore Karanda” Kakunguwo was born in 1972 in Mt. Darwin, around 200 kilometers (124 miles) north of Zimbabwe’s capital city of Harare. He was the youngest of seven children. Morris’ father, Frank Kakunguwo, the Pastor of a mission school, was shot to death during Zimbabwe’s War of Liberation when Morris was only two years […]

Success Story from Mali: Frédéric Kanouté Supports Children

By guest blogger Justine Maisha Davis* Frédéric “Freddy” Kanouté was born near Lyon, France in 1977 to a French mother and a Malian father. He started his football career with Olympique Lyonnais at the age of 20. He then went on to play in England for five years, Spain for seven, and finished his career […]

Success Story from Côte d’Ivoire: Didier Drogba’s Hospitals

Didier Drogba was born in Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire in 1978. He left the country at the age of five and moved to France to live with an uncle, Michel Goba, who was a professional footballer (soccer player). After touring with his uncle for three years, Drogba returned to Côte d’Ivoire to live with his […]

Success Story from Nigeria: Nwankwo Kanu’s Heart Foundation

Nwankwo Kanu was born in Owerri in southeastern Nigeria in 1976. By the age of 15 he was playing professional football (soccer). From 1994 to 2000, he played for the national team and served as its Captain. Kanu became legendary for his soccer skills. He won an Olympic gold medal in Atlanta in 1996, has […]