Our Sweet Pepe

13 Nov

As fortunate as all athletes are,  I believe they owe it to others to give back and I absolutely love it when they do. Today, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Silvestre Varela, Coach Paulo Bento, & Gabonese International, Daniel Cousin, visited a school for deaf & mute children in Gabon’s capital, Libreville. Pepe spent some time playing with the children and shared some words on his experience with them & his visit to Gabon.

From marca.com

Pepe said that “coming to play in Gabon is a great experience” for the players of the Portuguese national team on the eve of the friendly match Portugal will play against the country’s national squad.

“No human being can help but be touched by a trip and game like this. Being here in Gabon is a fantastic opportunity for all of us.”

“It’s a very difficult situation they live in, but there’s always hope and faith that these people can move forward and leave such a desperate situation behind them”, Pepe said.

Born in a very humble town in north-east Brazil, Portuguese national Pepe explained that what he had seen in Gabon “is very similar to my experiences in Brazil. Gabon has the potential to develop in the future if the youngsters are given opportunities.” Pepe thanked the Gabonese people for their amazing welcome.

Pics via Marca & ivonne1992


3 Responses to “Our Sweet Pepe”

  1. Charliechaz November 13, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    Awww, Pepe !

  2. Nooria November 14, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    Awwwwwwww :3 our boys are so sweet!

  3. Heidi Kreizinger November 29, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    I used to like Pepe until I saw that awful youtube video of him giving some player extra whacks and pushing his head into the ground and stamping on the other player’s hands. Very classless. But I like the rest of the team!

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