Your ticket to the most incredible networking event of 2019
Africa is to football what energy is to Africa – a crucial part of the fabric and culture of the continent.
That’s why we’ve launched ‘The Africa Challenge Cup’ at this year’s Forum - a football tournament in partnership with Manchester United, Kohler, Kohler-SDMO and Clarke Energy.
Taking place at the spectacular Os Belenenses, Estádio do Restelo football stadium on Wednesday 12th June from 7pm, all delegates will have the opportunity to come and watch a truly unique experience during the Forum.
Manchester United legends Quinton Fortune and Wes Brown will serve as Honorary team managers on the day. Join 1,000 aef delegates and government delegations at one of Lisbon’s most iconic stadiums for this annual mega-event where you can win signed Man U shirts, meet football legends and network with your clients whilst the tournament kicks off around you.
All match proceeds will go to the Cyclone Idai disaster relief effort, sending vital light sources and power banks to victims left in darkness.
Start time: Wednesday 12th June - 7pm
Location: Os Belenenses, Estádio do Restelo
Cyclone Idai Disaster Relief
This tournament is taking place to raise money for victims of Cyclone Idai. Read the press release
Cyclone Idai was the deadliest storm in the South-West Indian Ocean in more than 100 years, with over 1,000 killed. One month on and the impact is raising fears that a massive cholera epidemic could break out, with more than 4,000 registered cases and 7 fatalities already.
Meet the Honorary Team Managers:
“The hardest man in all the town,” as immortalised in song form, Wes Brown is assured of a place in United’s history as one of the toughest defenders to represent the Reds.
A natural born defender, the Longsight lad, who could operate at centre-back or right-back, rose through the club’s youth ranks and quickly picked up the winning habit, lifting the FA Youth Cup and Reserves league title before making his first team bow in 1998.
His breakthrough campaign ended in the most glorious fashion as he picked up three winner’s medals in the 1998/99 Treble season, setting the tone for a silver-lined Reds career. Wes went on to pick up 11 major honours during the course of 14 senior seasons at Old Trafford – as well as 23 England caps - while his no-nonsense playing style ensured him a spot in the heart of United supporters forevermore.
Tough-tackling midfielder Quinton Fortune arrived at United from Atletico Madrid in 1999 as Sir Alex Ferguson sought to bolster his Treblewinning squad.
The South African international had made his name as a left-winger in La Liga, but quickly displayed a versatility and strength of character which made him an able performer at left-back and in central midfield as well as an attacking wide man.
A string of injuries disrupted Quinton’s playing career at Old Trafford, but his determination and drive to overcome them, plus his notoriously playful streak behind the scenes, meant he remained a popular squad member with his peers.
Fortune’s final game for the club was in the ill-fated 2005 FA Cup Final defeat to Arsenal, where he excelled in the biggest game of his club career.