Brisbane pitches in for charity match

Brisbane Roar players will be wearing the club’s heart on their sleeves when they line-up for the George Wani Fundraising match at Goodwin Park on June 12.

Brisbane Roar players will be wearing the club-s heart on their sleeves when they line-up for the George Wani Fundraising match at Goodwin Park on June 12.

Playing for hope and not points, the Roar will face an invitational African team in a bid to raise money for injured local footballer George Wani.

One of Souths United-s most promising young players, Wani was recently involved in a road accident at Sunnybank Hills.

Having sustained serious injuries to his head, the 19 year-old is slowly recuperating at the Prince Alexandra Hospital.

Hoping to bring a smile to the teenager-s face, Brazilian winger Henrique - Wani-s favourite Roar player - recently paid the young man a surprise visit.

Presenting Wani with a Brisbane kit - including a jersey emblazoned with the number 22 (Wani-s favourite number) - Hernique took time out to chat with the up and coming Veto League player.

But realising the club could do a lot more for the Wani family, the new-look Roar squad is hoping to attract the community to Goodwin Park for a worthy cause and an exciting game of football.

“As part of Brisbane Roar-s ongoing commitment to the local community, the club is proud to lend a helping hand to George Wani and his family,” Roar CEO Peter McLennan said.

“Our game can be such a competitive force that we easily forget it also has the ability to heal and re-ignite hope.”

The George Wani Fundraising match will be played at Goodwin Park, Yeronga on June 12 with the match kicking-off at 7pm.

Entry is by a gold coin donation.