Larsson and Keane join up for Oxfam match

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Updated: July 27, 2011

Roy Keane and Henrik Larsson have joined a host of former players to line out in a special Celtic v Manchester United legends match in aid of Oxfam’s East Africa appeal.

Chris Sutton, Dwight Yorke and Gordon Strachan have already been confirmed for the fixture which will also see the likes of Billy Connolly, Ricky Hatton and Richard Ashcroft tog out in aid of the charity.

The appeal is in reaction to the drought in East Africa which has left 12 million people on the brink of starvation and Oxfam have called on supporters of Celtic and Manchester United to throw their support behind the appeal.

“Oxfam is there, and we’re already making a huge difference, but we need fans of Celtic, Manchester United and football fans across the world to rally together and help us to do even more”, the Head of Oxfam Scotland said.

ITV are set to broadcast the match from Celtic Park on Tuesday the 9th of August.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon said “This is a great cause and one we should all support. The charitable spirit and generosity of our supporters is well known and we’re sure our fans will once again lend their backing to support the many thousands of people in Africa who need our help.”

Donations can be made to Oxfam here.

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