Erling Haaland plays charity football match in Oslo to show how disability doesn’t rule out dreams

Manchester City‘s mega signing has finally arrived, as former BVB striker Erling Haaland landed in Manchester to finalize his transfer.

The highly-rated Norwegian was on the wishlist of virtually every top club, but in the end, he chose the Citizens, a club which he admittedly supported growing up. The 21-year-old arrived in England alongside father Alfie Haaland, a former City player, and the pair participated in a series of videos, as part of the announcement campaign. 

Completing his transfer wasn’t the only thing on the Norwegian’s itinerary, as he also made time for a really special game of football. 

The striker participated in a match organized by the Norwegian Royal Family at their home in Asker. As part of the Royal side, Haaland faced off against Vivil IL, a team made up of disabled football players.

Vivil IL is a sports club functioning in Asker, Baerum and Oslo, which seeks to active people with disabilities through sports such as football or handball. After a 3 year break due to the pandemic, the game took place once again, with notable inclusions in the Royal Family’s team. 

Haaland’s father Alfie took part as well, alongside former striker and transfer market specialist Jan Aage Fjortoft. 

The game ended 10-9 in favour of the Royals, but the result was always going to be trivial, as the focus was instead on the initiative. 

Fans online appreciated the classy gesture from the Norwegian.. mostly, as there were plenty of jokes suggesting that he was simply practising for the Manchester Derby.