Cameroonian international Patrick Mboma arrived in Malawi to join other 22 other ambassador to play a ceremonial soccer game at the gigantic Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on Saturday afternoon.
The match which has drone people from 21 countries will be the main event at the activities that has been organised by the State of the Union, a coalition of nine NGO in Africa in conjunction with Football Association of Malawi.
Malawi former president Dr Bakili Muluzi will be the guest of honour together with Minister of sports Enock Chakufwa Chihana and other dignitaries. Malawians that will flock to the stadium will be entertained to the songs of Sir Lucious Banda, Joseph Nkasa and evergreen Lulu.
Speaking in preparation of the event State of the Union Jamillah Mwanjisi said the state of the Union was using football as a vehicle to get Africans talking about protocals that their governments have signed on their behalf at Africa Union.
“We want Africans to start talking about issues that are affecting the ordinary people. We are targeting three protocals that encompasses food security, gender and governance,” she said.
Mwanjisi also said Malawians and Africans in general have to make their government accountable on the protocals which they sign at international levels.
She said despite the shift of Africa Union summit to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia following Malawi’s stand on AU, the state of the Union decided to still host the occasion in Malawi because it support Malawi’s stand on African dictators.
She thanked Muluzi and Chihana for supporting the activities.