Mishcon de Reya, in association with The A+ Club, last night played host to the Best of Africa 20XV Awards – an evening to honour the philanthropic endeavours and achievements of African footballers based in the UK.
Attended by many current and former Premier League players and coaches from teams such as Man United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Norwich and Stoke the event formed part of Mishcon de Reya's ‘Africa Season’, a series of events celebrating its commitment to, and investment and interest in, Africa.
Speaking at the event, Head of the Sports Group at Mishcon de Reya, Liz Ellen said: "Tonight is about celebrating the accomplishments of highly successful professional football players and coaches, who not only have exemplary leadership skills, but who acknowledge their responsibility for wider society and heritage by setting up and supporting development projects all over Africa. We are proud to host such a prestigious event."
Saul Sender, Head of Mishcon de Reya's Africa Group added: "Mishcon de Reya has been advising clients with interests in Africa for many years, and it is increasingly being seen as an exciting place to do business. It is an honour to celebrate the continent with some of the 'Best of Africa' this evening."