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Beyond the Spotlight: Wilfred Zaha

BORN:  10th November 1992 in Abidjan , Ivory Coast

Currently plays as a Winger for Crystal Palace, where he has been for a majority of his career to date, since making his debut in 2010.

Outside of football he does the following;

1. He donates 10% of his  monthly salary to charities in the UK and Ivory Coast CLICK HERE

2. Every year he funds  football tournament in the suburb of where he was born in Abidjan. The tournament is a platform to showcase upcoming talented footballers who are able to connect with potential clubs and agents.(This is mentioned 6.15 minutes into the documentary below)

3. He launched his own fashion brand “Long Live Studios”. Read more about it HERE. Checkout their website  www.longlive-studios.com

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IXkN-t1M3Q

 

Beyond the Spotlight is  brand new initiative of AC Global Voices. The purpose of this section is to uncover the whereabouts of past African Caribbean  sporting figures to find out where they are now, as well as unearthing the positive works that current African Caribbean sporting figures are involved  in behind the scenes.

Initially this was going to be a separate blog, but I decided to merge this with AC Global Voices at it fits in with the overall concept of the platform.

 

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Beyond the Spotlight: Edwin Moses

Beyond the Spotlight: is  brand new initiative of AC Global Voices. The purpose of this section is to uncover the whereabouts of past African Caribbean  sporting figures to find out where they are now, as well as unearthing the positive works that current African Caribbean sporting figures are involved  in behind the scenes.

Initially this was going to be a separate blog, but I decided to merge this with AC Global Voices at it fits in with the overall concept of the platform.

 

 

BORN:  31st August 1955

 

ACCOLADES

– 400 Metre Hurdle World Record Holder

– 2 x Olympic Gold Medallist  ( 1976, 1984),

– 2 x World Championship Gold Medallist  (1983, 1987),

– 3 x Word Cup Gold Medallist
– Won 122  consecutive races (before losing to Danny Harris)

YOU REMEMBER HIM FOR CLASSIC PERFORMANCES LIKE THIS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a976uSf5hfc

WHERE IS HE NOW

Edwin Moses is currently the Chairman of The Laureus Sport For Good Foundation

Founded in 1999, the Laureus World Sports Academy is a unique association of forty-two of the greatest living sporting legends who volunteer their time in this noble cause.  Laureus is a worldwide movement that uses the power of sport to bring people together and to effect social change.

The range of their  is huge, both in its variety and its geographical spread: the have projects in Northern Ireland designed to bring Nationalist and Unionist children together, in the Middle East to give Israeli and Palestinian youngsters the opportunity to play sport together; in Australia we are at work with Aboriginal children to keep them out of trouble and give them more career opportunities; in India we help kids who live out in the streets; in South Africa we work with AIDS orphans and those who are in danger of being sucked into drug gangs; in Uganda they support a project which is making a major impact on AIDS education.

http://www.edwinmoses.com/laureus.html