The East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre hosted an event by the Association of Muslim Footballers, to meet young football fans from the local community.

Special guests included the premiership footballer Abou Diaby, and the former premiership footballer and Sevilla FC legend, Freddie Oumar Kanouté.

Abou Diaby and Freddie Kanouté talked about their careers and inspiration for becoming footballers. They encouraged the young audience from local youth groups, schools and amateur football clubs to enjoy their football, without forgetting their education.

The Mosque trustees took the opportunity to show the football stars the Alhambra Wall, a mosaic displaying the names of generous donors.

Other prominent guests included Colin Nell, a freestyle football performer, who mesmerised the young audience with his football skills and tricks.