Saturday, June 13, 2009
Boots for Africa: Charity Match
Akpo Sodje (Sheffield Wednesday) will be joined by four of his brothers: footballers Efe (Bury), Steve (Ashford Town) and Sam (Nigeria and Reading on loan to Leeds United) and former Sheffield Eagles rugby league player Bright plus his cousin Onome (Charlton Athletic ) in a charity match at Hillsborough next month. The six Sodjes will be taking part in a Friends of Africa v Sheffield Allstars on July 26 to raise money for the Sodje Sports Foundation Boots For Africa appeal and Sheffield Children's Hospital. The Sodje Foundation is a charity based in the UK and Africa which helps to provide learning and sporting activities to children, as well as building heath awareness, self esteem and leadership skills. Boots For Africa rely on people donating their used football boots to give impoverished African children the chance to get involved in sports.