Thursday, 30 September 2010

Shaun Wright-Phillips

- Midlfielder
- England International
- Currently playing for Manchester City


The England and Manchester City footballer Shaun Wright-Phillips has been the Ambassador of Education for the Children Foundation since 2007.

He has been out to the project twice- in June 2007 and again in June 2008.  He is a dedicated fundraiser and has been instrumental in raising awareness for the Foundation as well as holding several events to raise much needed funds.  Shaun also sponsors a whole class of primary children.

The Sodjie Family

Samuel Okeremute Sodje

- Defender
- Currently at Charlton FC

Efetobore "Efe" Sodje

- Defender
- Currentky playing for Bury FC

Idoro Akpoeyere Ujoma "Akpo" Sodje

- Striker
- Currently playing for Charlton Athletic F.C

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Founded The Sodjie Sports Foundation

The Sodje family mostly grew up in the Warri Delta State in Nigeria.  An extraordinary family proudly producing six professional sportsmen. Recognising the opportunities of their success the Sodje family want to give back to their local community, the family mission is to build a sports academy in Warri.  The accademy will help raise awareness of the importance of healthy living, and through sport participation, messages and leadership skills will be shared with community members to help improve livelihoods in Nigeria.

Dwain Chambers

Founded Chambers of Sports

Chambers of Sport is a new academy, which is organised by Dwain Chambers and his coach Daniel Plummer. The aim of the academy is to inspire youngsters to get involved in sport and maximise their personal potential.

A series of training packages have been developed with tiers ranging from Bronze to Platinum level.
We will be providing training for clubs, personal coaches and individuals/Athletes at all levels who feel that they will benefit from an experience at the Chambers of Sport Academy.

At Chambers of Sport we believe that sport can help improve social development, confidence, self esteem and nurture natural ability.

Stimulating these areas will become useful outside of their individual sporting experience and help to better themselves in their future endeavours.

David James

- Goalkeeper
- England International
- Currently playing for Portsmouth

Founded The David James Foundation

In 2005, footballer David James visited the country of Malawi along with Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville as part of an initiative by the FA to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS. What he saw there inspired him to found the David James Foundation.

In 2005 Footballer David James visited the country of Malawi along with Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville as part of an initiative by the FA to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS. What he saw there inspired him to found the David James Foundation
After bringing together a small UK team including agricultural expert Nick Rew as head of project management, the David James Foundation established a farming centre in Blantyre, South Malawi. This centre is where we hold a majority of our trial tests to investigate the best farming practices. This includes improving irrigation, new crops, selective breeding and better use of seeds and fertilisers. The centre is based at the site of the Samaritans Trust in Blantyre so that our work can benefit this charity too.

Since 2005, the David James Foundation has expanded. We now have a full time team based in the UK, headed up by David, Nick and UK trustee Steve Astbury. From the beginning, DJF media production has been handled by Karl Lear at Pangaea TV with Simon Hammett and Becky Tyers joining the growing team in recent years

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Mohammed Kallon

  • Footballer
  • Sierra Leone National
  • Played for Inter Milan, Reggina, Vicenza, etc

Founded the Mohammed Kallon Childrens Foundation

The Mohamed Kalleone Children’s Foundation is a Non Governmental Organization that was born out of the need to help under-privileged children in this Nation.

The Country is picking up from the brutal and inhuman atrocity that she was faced with some eleven years ago.

In a bid to contribute to the multiple issues:
Ranging from a crippled economy, unemployment, clean water supply, to mention but a few that the country is attending to, a prime issue is that of Sierra Leone’s Children who are under-privileged and homeless and are prune to many dangers that lurk in the streets of Freetown.

It is in a bid to combat this predicament that befalls Africa and Sierra Leone in particular, the Sierra Leonean professional footballer; Mohamed Kallon who hails from the same vice to becoming a ‘Gem’ is setting up this foundation to aid these children.

The foundation has as her major financier, Mohamed Kallon who is the President and Founder, and the Director Berlindo Percival-Deigh and his team (Staff). It also has well meaning personalities such as George Opong Weah, Obafemi Martins, Emmanuel Adebayo, Nwanko Kanu, Aki Noah and Brima Manzola Kamara, who have pledged to serve as Patrons of this organization

Founded The Kalleone Group of Companies

The Kalleone Group of Companies is the umbrella body of the various companies own by Mohamed Kallon. It is the administrative and central body to and from which all activities of the various companies are coordinated.
  • Kalleone Radio 105.7FM
  • Newspaper
  • Kalleone Sports Shop & Pharmacy
  • FC Kalleone Football Club
  • Entertainment Complex
  • Kallbox Records

Shabani Nonda

  • Footballer
  • Congolese National
  •  Previously played for AS Monaco, Blackburn, AS Roma, etc

Shabani Nonda Foundation

The award of the FIFPro Merit Award to the Shabani Nonda Foundation was greeted with a standing ovation at the FIFPro Congress in Budapest last November. For some ten years now, Shabani has been dedicating his fame and his energy to organizing a football tournament unlike any other in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

'Without the volunteers who work throughout the year, there wouldn’t be a tournament', stressed the DRC’s international striker when he visited the UNFP offices in Paris last Wednesday to pick up his prize, a cheque for 25,000 dollars.

It’s no secret to anyone that the former Stade Rennes and AS Monaco player wants to come back to France to finish off his brilliant career, which has taken him to Italy (AS Roma), England (Blackburn Rovers) and recently Turkey (Galatasaray).

'This tournament was born of a memory and an observation. When I was young, the school holidays were usually synonymous with boredom. My buddies and I had nothing to do, other than all those silly things one does at that age. Fortunately, some football tournaments that were organized here and there helped us shake off our lethargy. Those were genuine moments of shared pleasure and joy, but they were all too rare.'

Keeping young people busy for a few days wasn’t enough for Shabani Nonda : 'Absenteeism from school is a massive problem in our country. Yet we all know that children who have attended school, who can read, write and count correctly, are better prepared to face the future, even if they don’t go on to pursue lengthy study. Our initiative, during and at the end of the tournament, obviously doesn’t resolve all the problems, but it helps remotivate a lot of boys, restoring their taste for study. They are visibly more receptive, or at least that’s the opinion of some parents, who encourage us and are asking us to expand the scope of our activities.'

Using football - their passion - to encourage children to get back on track at school, to give them the power to stick at it and take it as far as possible, that’s the goal of Shabani Nonda and his Foundation. At the end of the tournament, the prizes awarded to the young people are such as will encourage them to become good students at school: exercise books, pencils, school uniforms, bags etc.

'It would be ideal', Shabani acknowledges in conclusion, 'to extend the experiment to cover the whole country. At present, we are working with the 24 districts that form the urban centre of Kinshasa, and we can’t go beyond that. It’s a matter of resources, financial on the one hand, human on the other, because all of our voluntary workers are already giving up a lot of their time. I’ll see what we’ve been able to do once my career is over, but I know that some of my teammates could take up the idea on their own account in other cities of our country. And that would suit me fine.'

Eddie Pope

  • Footballer
  • USA National
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The Eddie Pope Foundation

The Eddie Pope Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization serving youth in underserved communities. In these communities there are young people at risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of violence; drug abusers or dealers; teen parents and/or products of poor educational opportunities. These communities are an untapped source of creative, intelligent, ambitious, and positive young people. The foundation wants to "tap" this source and develop the minds, bodies and spirits of these kids. We do this through after school and summer programs centered around soccer and learning life skills. Our programs currently serve between 300 to 350 young people in two locations: Washington, D.C. and High Point, North Carolina.

All costs associated with The Eddie Pope Foundation are absorbed by the Foundation. All of our participants are residents of public housing or low-income communities and are not required to pay fees. The majority of the money we raise is used for the programs. We are currently a volunteer run organization with one paid staff member.
The Foundation is continuing to grow, future plans include:
  1. partnering with pre-selected Head Start programs; and
  2. partnering with pre-selected programs in the Salt Lake City, Utah area; and
  3. creating a need-based youth sponsorship program
The Eddie Pope Foundation focuses completely on program development and is not a grant-making organization. We hope you enjoy reading more about us and how we are serving the young people in OUR communities.

Bruny Surin

  • Athlete
  • 50/60/100M Sprinter
  • Canadian National

The Bruny Surin Foundation

The Bruny Surin Foundation aims to help advance children in their education by providing bursaries for students of secondary and post secondary schools while also providing them conferences on the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Further, the Foundation is leading the way to a public awareness campaign, especially for the youngsters, so they may realize the full benefit of a healthy and active life, stimulate them to adopt this kind of lifestyle, and improve global health, which will have the advantage of allowing a better socialization and an integration in society and keeping youngsters far from the mirage of easy temptation of artificial pleasure so current in today's society. The Foundation does the promotion of physical and sporting activities in schools and in workshops to encourage so as youngsters to improve physical health and by doing so, accomplish the purpose of the Foundation.

  • To grant scholarships in order to provide financial support to youngsters to help them pursue and complete their studies and fight against dropouts of school
  • Grant sports scholarships as a financial support to the young studying athlete, to allow them to pursue their studies and support them, especially to succeed in their studies and also stimulate them in their sports goals
  • Through public awareness and educational prevention, specially among the youngsters, to educate them of the benefit of an active and healthy lifestyle and improve both their physical and emotional health and urge them to adopt that lifestyle and integrate well in society
  • Receive donations, legacy or any other contribution of same nature in money, movable or property, manage such donation, legacy or contribution, organize a subscription campaign in order to collect charity funds pursued by the Foundation
  • Collect funds from partners and donators to serve members of the population to organize the above mentioned activities
For more information checkout and

Clarence Seedorf

Champions For Children
The projects undertaken by Champions for Children are inspired by the
recognition of fundamental rights for every child, and characterized by their focus on education rather than merely on emergency assistance.
Construction of schools, sports centers and facilities where children can acquire an education and develop their potential are all key focal points for Champions. Funds are earmarked for projects that provide sanitary assistance, education, sports education, schooling, professional (vocational) formation, long-distance adoption and educational scholarships.

The Champions Playground’s mission is to encourage the act of participating in sport and physical activity which results in youths developing positive future expectation; by way of teaching life skills which helps create healthier communities. It is not the sport itself that is magical, it is the experience of sport that facilitates this result.

Life Skill Set Addressed:
- Communication and interpersonal skills.
- Decision-making and critical thinking, problem solving.
- Coping and self-management skills.

Children learn physical skills while enhancing their knowledge of working with others, fairness, team play, self-discipline, goal setting and leadership. A recipe for a successful life and healthy community.
Practicing skills leads to real behaviors. Learning by doing is the most e effective method.
Ever since the Romans we have known that exercise is beneficial to the body, as well as the mind. We intend to help the world’s youth exercise their intellect.
Exercise not only provides a positive impact on health and physical development, but it also improves most bodily systems. For example, learning and memory are increased because the brain receives numerous benefits from regular participation in exercise.
There is an ongoing effort among educators to find new ways to academic performance. New strategies and techniques are constantly being researched in an effort to increase learning during childhood and adolescence. Numerous studies have shown that exercise increases memory and learning, however, it is often overlooked as an enhancement strategy.


A model has been developed in collaboration between the Catholic University of Milan and the University of the Western Cape.

Local needs assessed - three main pillars:
(social and community integration)
(nutrition and hygiene)
(social recovery and acquisition of professional skills)

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Bruce Dyer


Bruce commenced an amazing football journey playing for Watford and went on to sign a historic deal in UK football history as the first teenager to be sold for over a million pounds. (£1.25 million to be exact) Bruce also played for the England under 21’s 11 times scoring for major goals as well playing for Barnsley, Stoke City, Sheffield United, Doncaster, Chesterfield and York. His career that spanned 17 years with 469 appearances with 117 goals.

After retiring Bruce felt the need to start a company that would cater to enhancing social activity with a godly ethos. The company was named Love Life based on the bible verse John 10:10 where Jesus said He had come to give life and life that was more fulfilling. Bruce saw areas in christian entertainment that were untapped, and decided to host a ‘Roller Gospel’ event after attending a regular Roller Disco in London with his older brother. The first event in August 2008 was a roaring success with hundreds in attendance and the success has continued with skaters travelling from various parts of the UK.
In September 2009 Love Life hosted a tailor made event titled “An Evening with Nigel & Caroline Benn’ consisting of a three course meal, life entertainment and Nigel and Caroline sharing their life journey and story. Nigel’s story of success, becoming the World Super middle weight champion amidst many personal challenges made a great impact.

Love Life UK continue to host Roller Gospel Events with the next event marking their 2nd anniversary taking place on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August 2010 titled Roller Gospel Blitz The Reunion. For details please visit:

I’ll be spinning some of the finest gospel music alongside Dj Divine Influence; Proclaima and Kelechi at the event.

In the near future Love Life UK intends to expand to various areas of Christian entertainment and social activity.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

European based Black Sports Stars with Black Wives/Girlfriends

Nélson de Jesus Silva aka Dida

- Former Brazilian National Team Goalkeeper
- First Team Goalkeeper for AC Milan from 2000 - 2010 (206 appearances)

Didier Drogba

- Striker
- Currently playing for Chelsea

Clarence Seedorf

- Currently playing for AC Milan

Ayegbeni Yakubu

Sulley Muntari

Samuel Eto'o

Solomon Kalou

Austin Jay Jay Okocha

Gael Clichy

Rigbert Song

Garth Crooks

Kenwyne Jones

His wife is the lady on the right.

Andy Cole

Lennox Lewis

Shaka Hislop

Lucas Redabe

Feziwe Radebe © Gallo Images

RIP Feziwe Redabe who passed away 2008 after a long battle with bowel cancer.

Quinton Fortune

Lillian Thuram

Damien Francis

DamienFrancisandRachelRitfeld.jpg Damien Francis and Rachel Ritfeld image by coluressade

Samuel Kuffour

Nigel De Jong

Urby Vitorrio Diego Emanuelson
- Dutch Winger , currently at Ajax

Kew Rafique Jaliens
- Dutch Defender who currently plays for AZ

Luís Miguel Brito Garcia Monteiro
- Portuguese National, currently palying as a Defender for Valencia FC

Patrick Viera

Williams Gallas

Marlon King

Emile Heskey

The mother of his child

His current girlfriend

El Hadj Diouf

George Weah and his wife Clar Weah