Fejiri Okenabirhie & Zeno Rossi, with the support of First Team Chaplain Leo Orobor, are involved in a project to support disadvantaged children in the UK and across the world who are unable to afford football boots...
Fej & Zeno, together with the players of Cambridge United, are supporting Charity Boots, a UK-based charity, that collects unwanted football boots & donates them to children across the world.
The U’s Training Ground has a collection bin in-place, which is already almost full, after generous donations from the players and first-team staff.
“It is great to have to the opportunity to help those around us who need it,” Fejiri said. “We are blessed to have easy access to things such as football boots, and it is positive to know that our old boots can be the start of a journey for someone else. Hopefully all the donations we receive can make a difference here in Cambridge and around the world.”
Zeno said, “We are in such a privileged position to be able to enjoy the game we love without the obstacle of not having the equipment or access. This is a small way we can help people who in some ways aren’t as fortunate. Any small donation could make a huge difference to people both in our communities and in other countries.”
Leo added, “This is why the Scriptures say, ‘How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!’ Taking inspiration from ancient scripture Romans 10:15, I am delighted that together as a club we can be messengers of good news by providing football boots for the feet of the many children and young people who can't afford a pair of football boots.
“I love the fact that through our donation of football boots, children and young people can joyfully and safely play football instead of playing with their bare feet.”
We would love for U’s fans play their part and donate their unwanted football boots to the Charity Boots yellow bin, which will be situated outside the Club Shop ahead of United’s final game of the season against Forest Green Rovers.