Former Manchester United and Aston Villa star, Dwight Yorke, has added another string to his aleeady considerably successful bow as he takes up his new role as Tobago Global Brand Ambassador, heading an array of Premier League stars who will be taking part in the British Airways Tobago Football Legends tournament, on the Caribbean island.
Now working in the media, the former Trinidad & Tobago international is the biggest football success story to come out of the Caribbean, adding over 70 caps for the Soca Boyz - which included their appearance in the FIFA World Cup 2006 finals in Germany.
After accumulating three English Premier League titles, the UEFA Champions League, one FA Cup and two League Cups during his stellar career, the Tobago-born former Old Trafford favourite is exited about the up-and-coming festival of football. He said: “I firmly believes that the upcoming Legends showcase will only encourage and develop young stars here.
To have an array of Premier League players to come to T&T - Tobago in particular - is truly fantastic and it will enhance our global status as a country that people can come and visit. I’m sure that all the legends will enjoy being on the island.
Football has been life-changing for me, giving me life skills too. So the British Airways Tobago Football Legends tournament will only encourage young people to follow their dreams. It’s the ultimate for Tobago.
I am immensely proud that the British Airways event is here on my home island and it will be a great tournament for everybody - players, organisers and fans alike.”
The British Airways Tobago Football Legends tournament takes place June 15-22.