Under 16 soccer players highlight Rotary’s polio eradication efforts in CAR

The ball reached Bangui, Central African Republic on Friday morning, April 2 in good time for an exciting ceremony organised at a 20,000 seater sports stadium in Bangui. This took place in the VIP lounge of the Bangui Football Stadium. Key authorities attending included the President of the National Assembly – Mr. Celestin Leroy Gaombalet – an Honorary Member of the RC of Bangui Siriri – who is photographed signing the ball, three cabinet members including the Minister of Public Health, the Minister of Youth and Sports and the Minister of National Education.  Also attending the event were presidents of various football clubs, as well as the local DHL Director.

President-elect of the Rotary Club of  Bangui-Siriri – Philippe  Makendebou writes:  “Two speeches and a briefing on the status of polio in the country were included in the programme. An exciting nail-biting football game followed between two rival football clubs, where team players under 16 years of age, provided an important link to the Kick Polio Out of Africa campaign and to the youth, the most vulnerable to the polio virus”.

The event was covered by the public TV, two radio stations and 9 private newspapers and was followed by an enjoyable reception.

After a particularly memorable visit the ball was whisked off to Douala, Cameroun by DHL.


One Response to “Under 16 soccer players highlight Rotary’s polio eradication efforts in CAR”

  1. Frances Vantil Says:

    your blog is nice.. keep posting frequently.. pls visit my new soccer blog! thanks

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