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Matthew Booth – Celebrity MC / Professional Speaker

  • Street: Johannesburg
  • City: Gauteng
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  • Listed: April 16, 2014 2:05 pm
Matthew Booth – Celebrity MC / Professional Speaker
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Matthew Paul Booth (born 14 March 1977 in Fish Hoek, Cape Town) is a South African football (soccer) defender who currently plays for Mamelodi Sundowns, after signing from Krylia Sovetov Samara in Russia, where he was captain of the team.

Over the years, often as the only white member of the side,Booth earned the nickname ‘Fiela se Kind’ (Fiela’s Child),after the popular novel of the same name was written by Dalene Matthee, which tells the story of a Cape Coloured woman and her family who adopt an abandoned white child.

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Matthew Paul Booth (born 14 March 1977 in Fish Hoek, Cape Town) is a South African football (soccer) defender who currently plays for Mamelodi Sundowns, after signing from Krylia Sovetov Samara in Russia, where he was captain of the team.

Over the years, often as the only white member of the side,Booth earned the nickname ‘Fiela se Kind’ (Fiela’s Child),after the popular novel of the same name was written by Dalene Matthee, which tells the story of a Cape Coloured woman and her family who adopt an abandoned white child.

Matthew made his debut for the South African senior team on 20 February 1999, against Botswana at Cosafa Castle Cup, in a friendly. He was also a participant at the 2000 Olympic Games.

Currently, Matthew is a very strong, physical central defender who is enjoying a fruitful soccer career in South Africa, following his success in Russia. An integral part of the South African National Team, Matthew played a key part of the Confederations Cup Squad in 2009, winning rave reviews.

Matthew has entered into commercial sponsorship deals with both LG and Marcus Rohrer “Spirulina”, as Brand Ambassador in both instances. Further to that, Matthew is a ‘Hansa Pilsner Legend’.

Matthew is an ambassador and patron of various charities, including Grassroots Soccer and ‘The Matthew and Sonia Booth Sports and Education Trust”, which he co-founded. He is also a nominated “Brother for Life” and was heavily involved in their World Cup Campaign. “Brothers for Life” is a national campaign targeting mainly Men aged 30 and over. The campaign was launched on the 29th of August 2009 in KwaMashu and seeks to address the risks associated with having multiple and concurrent partnerships, sex and alcohol, Gender based Violence and promotes HIV testing, Male involvement in PMTCT and health seeking behaviours in general.

Matthew is married to Sonia Bonneventia Pule, former Miss South Africa First Princess, and international model. They have two sons – Nathan Katlego, and Noah Neo.

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