Using the Olympic & Paralympic Values for major sporting events

Using the Olympic &
Paralympic Values for
major sporting events
Bayan Mahmud
The Ivory Coast 2006 World Cup Team
Eddie Afekafe
Haiti National Under 15 Youth Team
Personal disaster
His father was a professional
When he retired he trained
to be a doctor
In 2005 Bayan was 10 he
came home one day to find
his parents bodies
They had both been
murdered in a tribal attack
He was sent to live in an
orphanage with his brother –
the gunmen returned
As the brother tried to
escape they lost contact with
each other
Age 15 he sneaked into a
cargo container heading for
Escape to a
new life
Playing kick about
football he was spotted
by a scout from Boca
Juniors ( the top club in
the country)
He was given a trial
with the youth squad
Offered a professional
contract at 18
Changed his nationality
Hopes to play in the
world cup for Argentina
2006 Civil War in the
Ivory Coast
In 2006 a vicious civil war had
been raging in the Ivory Coast
Cote d’Ivoire as they are officially
known qualified for the World Cup
by beating the Sudan 3-1 in their final
qualification game
Didier Drogba of Chelsea appeared
on National television to appeal for
As result the warring group came
together to agree a truce
Peace talks were then started by
President Laurent Gbagbo
In the competition the team lost their
first 2 group matches to Argentina &
The Netherlands
In their final game despite being
2-0 down against Serbia
They fought back to win the game
Eddie Afekafe
Community Inclusion Officer
Manchester City FC
When he was 19 he was convicted
for attempted robbery
Tried to steal a safe from a shop
using an imitation firearm
Eddie was sentenced to 6 years in
He was released after 3 years
Was given the chance to get his
Level 2 football coaches
Started to contact clubs in
Manchester – went alphabetically
down a long list
Heard nothing from those listed A
to M
The next on the list was
Manchester City – he thought it
would be a waste of time even
trying them
City give him a chance
He started as a volunteer in
the club’s community office
Working with youngsters
from deprived
‘my past became very
relevant to my role here’
Now working with schools
, colleges, universities,
prisons & youth groups on
life skills as well as football
The project works with
boys from 3 rival gang
areas in Fallowfield, Moss
Side and Rusholme
They come together for 6
hours a week and play as
teams – the gang politics
are left at the door
Bid for the World Cup
From gun crime at 19
Afekafe was asked to front
the England bid to stage
the 2018 World Cup
As a direct result of his
community work with
Manchester City he was
part of the team put
together by the FA
Sharing the presentation
platform with the rest of
his team
David Cameron, David
Beckham and Prince
Proving football can
change peoples lives
On January 12 a devastating earthquake caused major damage and hardship
for the entire nation killing an estimated 220,000 people
Around 2 million people were made homeless and were forced to live in tents
and makeshift homes
Despite this national devastation the under 15 youth football team had
qualified for the first ever Youth Olympics to be held in August in Singapore
Little was expected of the team who lost their opening match 9-0 to Bolivia
However the team that had only been together for 6 weeks managed to win
their second match against Vanuatu 2-1 which put them into the semi final
against Singapore
A penalty in the final minute secured a 2-0 win for Haiti against the host
nation putting the Haitians into the final against – BOLIVIA !!
Despite playing their match with passion & heart, they lost the final to Bolivia
5-0 but won the Silver medal !
You can follow the progress the 14 year olds made in the competition as their
match are all on youtube

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