The memorial match for Cameroonian footballer Marc-Vivien Foe who died during the Confederations Cup tournament in June will take place in Lyon on November 11, the president of the French league Frederic Thiriez announced.
Cameroon will face a team drawn from Foe’s clubs, including Lyon and Lens of France and English Premiership side Manchester City, and French internationals Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Steve Marlet may also take part, it was announced Friday.
The team will be jointly coached by France’s national coach Jacques Santini and Manchester City boss Kevin Keegan, who was in charge of Foe last season.
Gate receipts and sponsorship from the match will go to Foe’s wife and three children and will also finance the creation of a foundation bearing the player’s name.
Foe collapsed and died on the pitch in Lyon during Cameroon’s 1-0 win over Colombia in the semi-final of the Confederations Cup.
The 28-year-old’s death was attributed to a rare heart problem.