Qatar is ready to host the inaugural ‘Match for Hope’ charity football match, featuring globally recognized content creators and football legends, on February 23 at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium. Social media influencers Chunkz and AboFlah will lead their respective teams in a showdown at the 45,000-capacity stadium, a venue previously utilized for the Qatar World Cup 2022 and the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023.
Youtube sensations, including Harry Pinero on Chunkz’s side, and popular content creator Sharky with AboFlah, will participate in the Match for Hope. The event aims to raise funds and awareness for the Education Above All Foundation (EAA), a global non-profit committed to transforming lives through learning. All proceeds from the match will support EAA projects in Mali, Rwanda, Tanzania, Pakistan, Palestine and Sudan, focusing on empowering marginalized youths through well-structured educational programs.
Organized by Q Life, a cultural platform under Qatar’s International Media Office (IMO), in collaboration with the Qatar Football Association (QFA), the event will unveil the full player lineup in the coming weeks. It will also feature live music performances, with artists to be announced.
Officially partners with Visit Qatar and Qatar Airways, tickets for the charity event are available on the QFA ticketing website, accessible at www.match4hope.com. Fans interested in contributing can also donate on the Match For Hope website, The match will be live-streamed in both Arabic and English.
UK-based YouTube sensation Chunkz expressed his anticipation, stating, “I can’t wait to return to Qatar and captain a squad of good friends and football legends to raise money for children’s education.” AboFlah, the region’s most-followed content creator, highlighted the privilege of leading an all-star squad in Doha, emphasizing the significance of uniting creators and football legends to support children in need.
Both Chunkz and AboFlah were recently recognized for their charitable efforts, with Chunkz participating in high-profile charity matches such as Soccer Aid and the Sidemen Charity Match while AboFlah recently raised millions of dollars in support of refugees.
QLNews, “Qatar Hosts ‘Match for Hope’ Charity Football, Uniting Content Creators & Legends for Education,” Qatar Living (Qatarliving.com, February 4, 2024), https://www.qatarliving.com/forum/news/qatar-hosts-match-hope-charity-football-uniting-content-creators-legends-education.