Football’s most noteable legend, Brazilian World Cup champ Pele is expected in Nigeria for a memorable visit in August as a component of occasions arranged by the Winihin Jemide Series and Youth Experience Days Africa.
Conceived Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the three-time World Cup champ will feature a youth football competition that will occur at the Astro-Turf in Ikoyi and in addition an initiative meeting with Corporate Nigeria.
Well know for scoring 1,281 goals during his footballing career, Pele won the first of his three World Cups as a 17-year-old at Sweden ’58 preceding including two more titles at Chile ’62 and Mexico ’70.
The WJS/YEDA Legend Edition 2016 is a 2-day occasion (eleventh – twelfth August, 2016) concentrated on youth advancement and strengthening through an ideal motivating knowledge with Pele.
The occasion will include football adoring young people and guardians, key figures from different state governments, the corporate segment and the Nigeria Football Federation. The occasion will incorporate a games facility (Legend competition), a Gala Night with Pele and other African football legends.
It will likewise incorporate a closeout of Pele memorabilia at the Gala night with continues from the bartering anticipated that would be given to a qualified nearby youth football institute..
Pele has gotten a privileged knighthood from Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and was named “Competitor of the Century” and “Player of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee and Fifa individually, amongst numerous different honors.
This will be Pele’s second visit to Nigeria; the first in 1967, was occasioned by a 2-day truce amid the Nigerian Civil War which permitted the warring sides to watch the Pele and Santos FC team play an exhibition match in Lagos.