In parallel to the football competition, forums aimed at contributing to sustainable development will also take place. All these events are scheduled between 10th and 20th May 2024.
From 12th to 14th October 2022, football veterans were in Kigali for ‘LEGENDS IN RWANDA NATIONAL KICKOFF". The latter is a promotional tour that seeks to promote the 2024 Veteran Clubs World Championship to attract global participation.
Legends who met in Kigali were Rwandan Jimmy Gatete; Cameroonians Roger Milla and Patrick Mboma; Senegalese Khalilou Fadiga; Ghanaian Anthony Baffoe as well as French nationals Lilian Thuram and Laura Georges.
The promotional tour was later taken to Doha, Qatar during the 2022 World Cup.
VCWC’s Spokesperson, Regis Isheja has told IGIHE that preparations are well underway, one year ahead of the tournament
“Teams’ captains will be announced this week,” he said.
This coming May, football veterans will tour 12 cities different cities across the world to bring the tournament to limelight.
“We will be going through Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas."
Throughout this tour, legends and the organising committee will be engaging with the media, investors, development organisations and public institutions worldwide to make sure no one misses this international rendez-vous.
"Captains representing eight teams to participate in VCWC 2024 will be announced on Friday 17th March 2023," Isheja added.
Eight regions of the world will have a captain and each team will be made up of 15 male legends and 2 female Legends.
VCWC is the largest sporting event ever bringing together veterans. The tournament will bring together 150 football legends facing off in 20 games.
The country also expects to benefit from the tournament through forums and numerous partner events that will bring in over 5000 international visitors.