City chief, Kevin Keegan will co-manage an all stars side to play a memorial match for Marc Vivien-Foe. The memorial match for Cameroon footballer Marc-Vivien Foe who died during the Confederations Cup tournament in June will take place in Lyon on Nov 11. Cameroon will face a team drawn from the midfielder’s clubs, including Lyon and Lens of France and Manchester City.
French international players Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Steve Marlet may also take part.
The team will be jointly coached by France’s national coach, Jacques Santini and Manchester City boss Kevin Keegan, who brought the popular Cameroon international to the Blues last season.
« I will do it and I want to take some players from here and they will be the ones who want to play, » explained Kevin Keegan.
And he revealed that Manchester City are still considering ways to help the family of the midfielder who was the last player to score at Maine Road.
« I’m still waiting for what we are going to do as a club because we certainly have to do something but maybe we need a bit of time to come up with the right solution. »
« There have been problems left behind following Marc’s death. I have met up with Marc’s wife, she has been here to see us and it is my job and our job at Manchester City to make sure that she is looked after in anyway that we can. »
« There is not a lot we can do for Mark now because he has gone but we can help his wife and his family. That’s what we will do. »
Gate receipts and sponsorship from the memorial match will go to the player’s wife and three children and will also finance the creation of a foundation bearing the player’s name.
The football world was shocked when the midfielder collapsed and died on the pitch in Lyon during Cameroon’s 1-0 win over Colombia in the semi-final of the Confederations Cup.