Monday, 19 July 2010


Cameroon footballer Samuel Eto’o will be in the country for the Laikipia Unity Cup Finals that will take place on Wednesday July 21 at the Nanyuki Municipal Stadium.
The famed footballer will watch a friendly match between Laikipia United and Mathare United organized by the Zeitz Foundation and Laikipia Wildlife Forum.
Some of the guest expected at the friendly match is Jochen Zeitz, Founder and Chairman, Zeitz Foundation.
FYI, Eto’o is the patron for the Laikipia Unity and Beyond Cup that saw a total of thirty-two teams compete at four events with each region selecting the best players from the eight teams to form a combined team to represent the region in the finals.
The main sponsor is Safaricom, with support from the British Army.
Meanwhile, PUMA and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced, three major conservation projects in Africa as beneficiaries of the 'Play For Life' Campaign, a World Cup inspired partnership to support the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity. The 'Play for Life' campaign through a combination of events, public service announcements with Cameroon footballer Samuel Eto'o, encouraged the public to take action and get involved.
Proceeds generated from the campaign will be donated to beneficiary projects that will help save: African lions in Zambia (The African Lion: King Without A Kingdom Project); elephant populations in the Ivory Coast and Liberia (Support for the Elephants Project); and gorillas in Nigeria's Mbe Mountains (Promoting Community Participation in Gorilla Conservation).
Football fans and the wider public directed the final donations by voting for their favorite cause on FACEBOOK.COM/PUMA and via a UNEP enabled website.