Immersive tech consultancy Laduma is supporting the charity football match, which will take place at Celtic Park on Saturday, September 8, 2018 (KO: 2pm BST)

The match will see Celtic legend Stiliyan Petrov and Liverpool midfielder James Milner go head to head with their opposing squads, and a number of former players are already lined up, including Henrik Larsson, Lubo Moravcik, Hristo Stoichkov and Luis Garcia.

Jurgen Klopp will be taking charge of Milner’s team – who will be sponsored by Laduma and have the company’s logo on their shirt. While former LFC manager and current Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers will be managing Petrov’s line up.

Every penny raised will be devoted to tackling cancer through three equal beneficiary charities – Celtic FC Foundation, the Stiliyan Petrov Foundation and the James Milner Foundation.

Ben Smith, CEO of Laduma said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring what is sure to be a brilliant game of football, but more importantly, a match that will benefit some incredible charities”.

James Milner said “It is great to have Laduma supporting the Foundation again. Laduma’s support at last year’s Charity Ball was fantastic and they added a lot to the event in terms of content and experiences on the night, to help make the night so successful. To have them support ‘A Match For Cancer’ as one of the main sponsors is something both myself and everyone at the James Milner Foundation is very grateful for. Hopefully the game and the day will be great successes and help raise a lot of money in the fight against cancer”.

The James Milner Foundation – set up around the time of Petrov’s diagnosis – has Bloodwise, the charity that combats blood cancer, as one of its major beneficiaries.

Tony Hamilton, Chief Executive of Celtic FC Foundation, said: “It’s fantastic news that Laduma have come on board to support our efforts and it’s wonderful to have them involved.

“Crucially, through the three Foundations and our cancer charity partners, this generosity will help us to have a positive impact on those suffering from cancer and their families.”

Celtic FC Foundation and the Stiliyan Petrov Foundation have confirmed two cancer charity partners that they will work with to make a positive difference to patients and their families – the Schiehallion Ward through Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and the Beatson Cancer Charity.


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