Club back Nelson Mandela International Day

SAFC support day of celebration.

Sunderland AFC is getting ready to support the fourth Nelson Mandela International Day which takes place in just a few weeks time.

The United Nations recognise 18 July, Mandela’s birthday, as a day of celebration, symbolising the achievements of Mr Mandela.

Sunderland AFC linked up with the Nelson Mandela Foundation last season, helping to raise awareness and funding for the South African charity, including auctioning match worn shirts from the game with Manchester United following the club’s very own Nelson Mandela Day in March. 

Over the past 12 months, Sunderland AFC has forged strong links with the African continent, working in Ghana with football club Asante Kotoko, offering player development and expertise. Partnerships with Tanzania and global food service company BFS Group Ltd.

Supporters can still get involved with the Nelson Mandela Foundation by texting their support with a £5 donation. Simply text ‘SAFC67 £5’ to 70070 to make a donation.