STEPHANE Mahe cannot wait to relive the glory days at Celtic Park. The French full-back has signed up for Celtic FC Foundation’s Henrik’s Heroes v Lubo’s Legends charity match at Paradise on Sunday, May 28 (KO: 2pm) and has revealed just how much the club means to him.
“I have not a particular memory of Celtic Park because my four years spent at the club were so intense,” he told the official Celtic website. “I can’t forget the fans, my team-mates, their songs, the atmosphere, never ever. It was just unbelievable and the league title in 1998 was just magic.”
Asked about his memories of Henrik and Lubo, the Frenchman said: “For Henrik it’s just all what he did for the club. He was just brilliant, a wonderful player.
“For Lubo, it’s that one game against Rangers in 1998, just after he signed,” he said. The little playmaker made an indelible impression on the Celtic support in the Glasgow derby that afternoon, scoring twice.
Mahe, who now coaches amateur sides, regrets he is not able to return to Glasgow as often as he would like but he has no doubt about the place Celtic holds in his heart and in terms of his career.
“It has the best memories for me,” he said. “I cannot forget the passion, the love from the fans for their club and for theirs players. It is a big club with a great history. It was an honour to play for Celtic, and it is an honour to be taking part of this event in aid of the Foundation.”
Henrik’s Heroes versus Lubo’s Legends will take place at Celtic Park on Sunday, May 28, 2017, with a 2pm KO.
Tickets are on general sale, on a first come first served basis – maximum of 10 per person – priced at £12 for adults and £6 for concessions*.
Tickets are available to purchase online at www.celticfc.net, by calling 0871 226 1888** or by visiting the Celtic Ticket Office. Rail Seating does not apply to this match.
Premium tickets (£30) and corporate packages (£135) are also available by calling 0871 226 1888** (Option 4) or emailing [email protected]
Net proceeds of the game will be devoted to Celtic FC Foundation, a charity aiming to uphold and promote the founding principles of our football club. The four priorities are to improve health, promote equality, encourage learning and tackle poverty and the Foundation have a strong track record of delivering successful community-based projects.
Some of the funds will be used to extend existing projects such as the award-winning ‘Ability Counts’ – a project aimed at children and young people who live with Down’s Syndrome or Autism. We will also assist with Community Care for Dementia through a series of initiatives. Finally, in partnership with Mary’s Meals, we will build 67 Kitchens in third world countries where famine and extreme poverty are claiming lives prematurely every single day.
* Concessions 65+/Under 16s.
** Calls cost 13p per minute, plus your phone company’s access charge. Booking fees apply online and via our sales line.