Niall Horan of boy band One Direction is planning to host a charity football match on May 26th featuring band mates Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne. Horan had surgery on his knee in January and won’t be able to play, but will act as a manager for the team to raise money for an autism charity.
The Irish singer wrote in a post on his Twitter page, “Doin (sic) a charity football game at Leicester City’s stadium on the 26th of May, Louis and Liam are on my team, I’ll be the manager!… Big names involved! In aid of Irish autism [charity]!…Can’t wait for the game! Gona [going to] be great! Make sure ya get ur tickets!”
The charities set to benefit from the match are Irish Autism Action, Hearts & Minds Challenge and the LCFC Foxes Foundation. Tickets for the match at Leicester City’s stadium are available from Ticketmaster now. Other celebrities confirmed to make up the team include The Voice presenter Marvin Humes, singer Olly Murs, crooner Rod Stewart, former Liverpool and England player Robbie Fowler, Jason McAteer and Boyzone star Keith Duffy. Robbie Savage will lead the opposition team with more famous names to be announced at the end of the month.
One such person is Piers Morgan, announced to be on Horan’s opposing team. Piers took to Twitter to announce his involvement, to which Horan replied: “Your (sic) not playing on my team! All you know is mediocrity.”
Piers then replied: “Hi @SimonCowell – just checking you’ve got good insurance for @NiallOfficial? His other leg’s going in a month.”
Niall retaliated: “I had an operation on my knee in January! I can’t play! But (sic) I’m thinking about playing 10 minutes and having your ankle.”
From the looks of it, the day will be a fun one, complete with a little friendly celebrity competition. Who will you be rooting for?