"Lord, I don't ask that I should win, but please, please don't let me finish behind Akabusi."
BeninWhen Stuart was in Togo in January 2010, he spent 24 hours in Benin. He was taken to a village - Gbehonme - where his contact, Corneille, had started a church through football.
When they arrived a group of kids arrived and Stuart was asked to say something to them. Afterwards a boy of about 9 put his hand up and said the problem with the football team was that they had no kit and no balls. When Stuart reported back to Kidlington Baptist Church. three or four people contacted him and said that if he could get some kit to the village in Benin, they would help pay the cost.
In May 18 football shirts and 6 balls - given by the FA and the Berks and Bucks FA - were sent to Benin.
The village chief receives the kit
Corneille with the boys