When you’re an ambitious little club on the outskirts of the footballing world, you have to do whatever you can when it comes to getting noticed, and moving up.
Here is a Sky Sports story – repeated verbatim – from the “Non-League News” section of ESPNsoccernet.com:
Former Brazil defender Cafu has been lined up to play a run of matches for non-league Garforth Town next year.
West Yorkshire side Garforth have played down reports Cafu, 38, will sign for them in January, however they expect the World Cup winner to join before the end of the season.
Cafu left Italian giants AC Milan during the summer, and Garforth owner Simon Clifford, who runs the Brazilian Soccer Schools coaching organization, has persuaded him to play in England before retiring.
Clifford told Sky Sports News: “He’s still only 38 and he was playing for AC Milan last year.
“He’s likely to be coming in April and just playing a few games for us, and it’s an absolute honour to have someone like him lining up in our shirt, and I think he’ll also add something on the field.”
Cafu’s fellow Brazilians Socrates and Careca have also appeared for the Unibond Northern League team in recent seasons.
Let’s all bear that in mind, the next time someone in authority tells us name players don’t want to come to Toronto FC.