Earlier in the week, UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey and British Council Country Director Tony Reilly enlisted the support of Tottenham Hotspur’s Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama to attempt the Soccer Aid Blindfold Keepy-Uppy challenge.
The fundraising challenge counts how many keepy-uppies you can (or can’t) do while blindfolded. Soccer Aid are encouraging those attempting the challenge to upload their videos to social media and encourage their followers to donate to to the fundraiser for Unicef by adding the link unicef.uk/keepitup.
Not to be outdone by the boys, UK acting Department for International Development country director Sarah Montgomery attempted to beat the target set by Mr Hailey and you can see how she got on in the video below.
In the spirit of healthy competition @UKinKenya, Head of DFID-Kenya @SEMontgomery attempts to beat @HCNicHailey at the blindfold keepy-uppy challenge for #SoccerAid @DFID_UK @UNICEF_UK – donate online! pic.twitter.com/KnvG21OnFW
— UK in Kenya (@UKinKenya) June 14, 2018
Defended her effort Ms Montgomery jokingly Tweeted that she thought he received some secret Premiership coaching.
100% of all public donations to Soccer Aid for Unicef will be doubled by the UK government, up to a total of £5 million, and will go towards supporting the vital work protecting children around the world.