Football Legends win charity match in Jakarta

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:50 IST

Mark Walters of England scored a hat-trick to lead the Football Legends team to a 4-3 victory over the Indonesian All-Stars in a tsunami charity match.

Football Legends win charity match in Jakarta

Jakarta:

Mark Walters of England scored a hat-trick to lead the Football Legends team to a 4-3 victory over the Indonesian All-Stars in a charity match to raise funds for Acehnese children orphaned by the December 26 earthquake and tsunami disaster. Brazilian striker Careca gave the Football Legends an early lead in the first half before Walters started his stunning attacks, scoring a goal in the first half and two others in the second. His last goal came from a penalty kick after he was fouled. Goals for the host team were scored by Samsul Bahri and Widodo Cahyonoputra of Indonesia and Piyapong Pue On of Thailand. The host team comprised current and former Indonesian starts and some of the region's best players.The Legends was made up of former soccer greats including Dutchman Richard Witschge, Walters' countrymen Peter Bonetti and John Collins, as well as Ronald Whelan of Ireland and Juan Barbas of Argentina. All for a causeMore than 7,000 spectators watched the match at Jakarta's Bung Karno Main Stadium. The match, dubbed "Aceh Tetap Sekolah" (Aceh Stays in School), was aimed at raising funds for the education of thousands of Acehnese who were left orphans by the earthquake and tsunami disaster. The Legends are scheduled to make appearances at refugee camps in Banda Aceh today, organisers said. More than 124,000 people in Aceh were killed in the earthquake and the tsunami it spawned while 113,000 more are missing and presumed dead. (AP)



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