24 August 2010
It was reported this morning that Manchester United signing, Bebe, played at a Homeless World Cup. Bebe played for Cais, our partner organisation responsible for Portugal’s National Homeless Team.
Bebe was not selected to play for a Homeless World Cup. Gonçalo Sequeira dos Santos of CAIS and the Manager of Portugal’s National Homeless World Cup Team spoke to Bebe this morning to congratulate him on his news.
Bebe said: “I am very happy. Football can change lives, very much.”
Gonçalo Sequeira dos Santos, said: “Bebe is responsible, with one big heart and an all round awesome boy. We are truly happy for this opportunity he has to make his dream come true and improving his life. He had the dream of playing, one day, for a major club. That dream has come true. ”
Bebe was living in Casa Do Gaiato, a well-organized shelter for young people on the outskirts of Lisbon when he was invited with 3 other boys from the shelter to play football with CAIS. In 2009 Bebe was signed for Estrela da Amadora Football Club, a small club from the outskirts of Lisbon. Bebe made the 2009/2010 season playing for Estrela da Amadora Football Club. In June 2010 he sign for Guimarães Football Club and now Manchester United.