Allardyce and Redknapp manage teams at all-star charity football match for Mask Our Heroes in a COVID-safe environment

LEGENDARY football managers Harry Redknapp and Sam Allardyce will go head-to-head in a star-studded celebrity football match to raise funds for COVID-19 charity Mask Our Heroes.

Organisers believe the game could be a blueprint for sporting events to take place safely in front of greater numbers of supporters, rather than the maximum 2,000 currently permitted outside of Tier 1 areas at England’s football stadia.

COVAID will be staged in front of a bubble of fans in a fully-sanitised stadium with every player and fan tested for the virus before kick-off.

Several big-name stars from the sports and entertainment world will line up against each other, including former professional footballers such as Anton Ferdinand, Jimmy Bullard, Emile Heskey, Bobby Zamora, Wayne Bridge, Joey Barton, actors Luke Pasqualino, Tamer Hassan and Conor Moloney, musician Antony Costa from Blue, TOWIE’s Dan Osborne, Rugby World Cup winner Kyran Bracken, YouTuber Arron Crascall, plus many more!

The Sports Business club are humbled to be able to support such a great cause by providing physios and strengthening coach to this great event.