AFC Sudbury greet Ossie Ardiles

Spurs and Argentina World Cup legend Osvaldo Ardiles will be at King's Marsh Stadium on Saturday for AFC Sudbury's last home game of the season against Marlow.

Spurs and Argentina World Cup legend Osvaldo Ardiles will be at King's Marsh Stadium on Saturday for AFC Sudbury's last home game of the season against Marlow. He will be the club's special guest as middle schools from Sudbury, Clare, Nayland and Great Cornard take part in the fourth AFC Sudbury penalty competition.

AFC supporters also hope to make this a day to remember as they hope to make their “yellow bellow” the loudest noise in non-league football. The supporters' volume will be recorded as the players enter the pitch and the AFC Supporters Club are giving away 100 free air horns to help.

Ardiles will help referee a penalty competition for middle school children and present the winner a �250 sports voucher, donated by Great Waldingfield Garages to buy equipment for his or her school. Runners-up will receive �100 and �50 will be awarded to the three remaining schools

A World Cup winner in 1978, Ardiles moved to Tottenham with countryman Ricardo Villa. He went on to manage Spurs in the 1990s.


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An AFC spokesman said “This is the fourth competition. Every year we intend to do something special for our last home game of the season and each year this event becomes more popular. We look forward to welcoming All Saints, Uplands, Great Cornard, Clare and Stoke by Nayland middle schools. They have always taken part with great enthusiasm and fun. It is great that youngsters have the opportunity to show their skills to one of the most popular and likeable figures of modern football. We trust he will also enjoy the warm welcome our supporters will give him.”

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