Monday, June 7
England became the first national team at the World Cup finals to comfirm that they will definitely NOT be donating a shirt to this project.
I guess an England fan cycling and hitch-hiking 6500 kilometres across Africa is expecting a bit too much asking for a signed shirt.
The answer from the English FA was rather predictable and sounded remarkably like a cut and paste job:
"As you can imagine we receive a significant volume of requests of this nature and it is not possible to please everyone.
As such The FA has a charity policy which we re-evaluate every year, and these are our chosen partners that we seek to assist as much as possible."