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Dwight Yorke, the former Manchester United star in Seychelles

Dwight Yorke, the former Manchester United star in Seychelles ( The former Manchester United star, Mr. Dwight Yorke, is in Seychelles at the invitation of Airtel Seychelles to conduct football clinics as part of the “Airtel Rising Stars” football program. This Airtel initiative offers the opportunity to young African footballers to be noticed to open doors for them to pursue a professional career. Mr. Dwight Yorke is being accompanied on his Seychelles trip by Mr. Michael Higham, the Manchester United relationship manager.

In Seychelles, Dwight Yorke called on the island's President, Mr. James Michel, who is also the patron of Seychelles' football, and on the Vice President, Mr. Danny Faure, in the presence of Mr. Elvis Chetty, the Chairman of the Seychelles Football Federation; Mr. Vikram Sinja, the Airtel Seychelles Country Manager; Mrs. Giovanna Rousseau, the Chief Executive of the Seychelles National Sports Council; Mr. Jimmy Adela, the Secretary General of the Seychelles Football Federation; and Ms. Gail Talma from Airtel Seychelles.

Manchester United football club has a big following in Seychelles, and Mr. Dwight Yorke is personally well known and remains a respected player. The Trinidad&Tobago-born football star was also guest of honor at the Airtel Cup final match at Stad Linite between St. Michel and Cote D'Or football clubs. It was during the half-time break of this match that Mr. Dwight Yorke presented Mr. Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, with a personalized Manchester United red shirt with the name SEYCHELLES on the back.

It was also an opportunity for the island's Minister responsible for tourism to discuss with Mr. Dwight Yorke his first visit to the tropical islands of the Seychelles.

PHOTO: Minister St.Ange from the Seychelles receiving his Manchester United Shirt from Mr. Dwight Yorke


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