Mokoena hopes for Pompey survival
South African hopes clubs can survive
Last Updated: May 22, 2012 5:29pm
Aaron Mokoena:Hoping to see Portsmouth survive their problems
Aaron Mokoena is desperate to see Portsmouth survive administration - for the sake of their long suffering fans.
The South Coast club endured a traumatic campaign which saw them relegated after being placed in the hands of administrators for the second time in three years.
Mokoena, 31, is expected to be one of a number of players culled this summer to save cash to improve Pompey's chances of survival, but he still wants to see them prosper.
"The fans have been brilliant and I really feel for them. They have a great community and I really hope something will happen so that they can still have a club," he told skysports.com.
"It's such an important part of the community the football club. It's a special club and I'm willing them to survive."
Mokoena, along with the Toure brothers, Emmanuel Adebayor and Seydou Keita will be taking part in Benjani Mwaruwari's charity match in Zimbabwe this weekend.
The Zimbabwe legend is setting up a football academy in his homeland to give youngsters there a chance to replicate his success in the game.
The South Africa captain added: "I am honoured to have been asked to participate in this game. A few of the boys will be coming down so that's good.
"It's quite important in the African culture for us to give back - we can't forget where we have come from. Benjani can't do it by himself. He needs support from former players and current ones."