16-year-old teenager sets up char­ity for soc­cer boots

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All text by Ibrahim Kabiru Sule @ik­abir­sule young English teenager, Ge­orge Mann has set up a non-profit char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion tagged boot4frica in a Ugan­dan com­mu­nity to help boost the sport­ing event among the lo­cals of the area.

The 16 year old who hails from a small English town said he dis­cov­ered the pas­sion of the lo­cals for sports, de­spite their poverty-stricken sit­u­a­tion.

“My mum signed me up to go and help build a church in a small com­mu­nity in Uganda. I must ad­mit I was quite scep­ti­cal at first. There was al­ways quite a crowd watch­ing us [build the church], and we ar­ranged to play a game of football at the lo­cal school,” he nar­rated to the Cheap FIFA 16 Coins pro­ject.

He said since his fa­ther used to coach a football team, he went to the com­mu­nity with some sports kits for the event.

He be­moaned the sit­u­a­tion where triv­ial thing would be­come an is­sue, when some peo­ple “have ab­so­lutely noth­ing yet they are al­ways smil­ing and have such val­ues. I re­alised at that point that I had to do some­thing.”


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