Tuesday Jan 28, 2020. 14:00
According to The World Game, Chelsea and Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba is the headline star for Australia’s Football For Fires fundraiser, set for May at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium.
The event is aimed at raising money to help Australia cope with the effects of the devastating bush fires which have ravaged the country in recent months.
Drogba, who made his name with the Blues by scoring 164 goals in 381 games and winning four Premier Leagues plus the 2012 Champions League, is joined by fellow African legends Stephen Appiah of Ghana and Geremi of Cameroon.
Australian stars include ex-Socceroos John Aloisi, Mark Milligan and Mark Bosnich, while Frenchman David Trezeguet, Italian Claudio Marchisio and Croat Dario Simic have also agreed to appear.
The match on May 23 will be the last at the ANZ Stadium before it undergoes major renovations, and will also feature former Manchester United stars Dwight Yorke and Park Ji Sung, as well as former England international Emile Heskey.
Football for Fires team
Didier Drogba, David Trezeguet, Dwight Yorke, Claudio Marchisio, Dario Simic, John Aloisi, Dwayne De Rosario, Ji-Sung Park, Simon Colosimo, Tore Andre Flo, Alecko Eskandarian, Mark Bosnich, Con Boutsianis, Pedro Mendes, Le Cong Vinh, Emile Heskey, Michael Bridges, Geremi, Stephen Appiah, Rustu Recber, Mark Milligan