Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has been appointed as an Ambassador for the United Nations Organisation’s World Food Programme.
The appointment, which was formalised on Monday in London, will see the Portuguese gaffer serve as a Global Ambassador Against Hunger for the organisation; an appointment he has gladly accepted.
“Jose Mourinho has achieved almost every success at the top of the game of football and we are delighted that he is now taking on a new challenge to help us reach Zero Hunger,” said WFP Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Amir Abdulla, during Monday’s unveiling exercise.
“We need strong, respected and committed partners to help us eliminate hunger in our lifetimes and I have no doubt Jose will deliver in his role as a WFP Ambassador Against Hunger.”
Mourinho will play an influential role as a WFP Ambassador, advocating on behalf of WFP’s work in countries that are most affected by hunger and engaging his fans in the push for zero hunger in our lifetimes.
The Portuguese coach and his wife, Matilde, who has also been appointed as a Special Ambassador for WFP school feeding programmes, are expected to visit WFP operations in sub-Saharan Africa in the next few weeks.
In his response, the self acclaimed Special One said he will was willing to contribute his quota to help curb the menace of hunger.
The Chelsea Coach added that he is ready to embark on trips to Africa as directed by the WFP.
“My plans are to go immediately to Africa, to a couple of countries the WFP finds is the best place to start” Mourinho stated.
“’The numbers [of people with hunger] are shocking. They need people like us… the power football has socially can be big,” he added.