Jul
27
2007
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Ten signed Roger Milla autobiographies

Roger Milla presented his French-language autobiography L’epreuve de ma foi ou l’histoire d’un buteur devenu ambassadeur (“My test of faith or the story of the goalscorer who became an ambassador”) at a world-exclusive signing at the Home of FIFA on 13 March 2007 and handed out personally dedicated copies of his book to interested FIFA employees. FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, who wrote the foreword, also received a signed copy of the work. The proceeds from the autobiography will go to Coeur d’Afrique, Roger Milla’s foundation for orphaned and homeless children and HIV suffers.
The prospect of receiving a signed copy of Milla’s book generated huge interest among FIFA employees, who formed a lengthy queue in the lobby of the Home of FIFA. Seated at a table, Milla made the book signing a thoroughly enjoyable occasion and was visibly proud to see himself and his book in such great demand.
Milla, Africa’s most famous footballer of all time, played for Cameroon at the 1982, 1990 and 1994 FIFA World Cups, scoring five goals in ten matches. At 42, he became both the oldest player and the oldest player to score at a FIFA World Cup TM.
At the session on 13 March, the former striker signed and personally dedicated further ten copies of his autobiography for FIFA Magazine readers.