Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Pele Visits Nigeria


Widely regarded as the greatest player of all time, Pele whose real names are Edson Arantes do Nascimento, is scheduled to arrive Nigeria on the 21st of September 2016 on a three-day visit. 

During his visit he would be mentoring some youths drawn from across the nation in a football clinic from Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd of September. This would be rounded off with an exhibition match at the Campos Mini Stadium Onikan Lagos featuring celebrities like Kanu Nwankwo, Peter Rufai, Victor Ikpeba, Timi Dakolo and many others. 




According to the coordinator of the event, Chidimma Okebalama, a popular singer, Pele's visit ''is focused on the development of football and the Nigerian youth and will bring together football loving teenagers, parents and key figures within Lagos State Government, corporate and football regulatory bodies.''

Pele is expected to end his visit with an exclusive dinner with other African football legends. There will be chances for football aficionados to own Pele memorabilia at an auction during the dinner, whose proceeds will be donated to the Kanu Nwankwo Foundation and the City of David football academy.


Pele's visit is part of the YEDA Legend edition 2016 organised by Winihin Jemide Series (WJS) and Youth Experience Days Africa (YEDA).
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