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Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016

18 Jul

Brazilian football legend set to visit
Nigeria
Winihin Jemide Series (WJS) and Youth
Experience Days Africa (YEDA), the
organisers of a youth empowerment
event, have announced that Brazilian
legend, Pele, will be visiting Nigeria in
August 2016.
The organisations revealed this on
Friday, July 15, 2016, at a news
conference held in Lagos, Punch News
reports.
Pele is expected to stay in the country
from August 11 to 12, 2016, before
proceeding to Ghana for another visit.
The anticipated visit to Nigeria will be
the second for the decorated football
veteran.
His first appearance in Nigeria was in
1967, during the Nigeria civil war.
Following a 2-day armistice, football
lovers in the country had the
opportunity to witness Pele play against
Santos, in an exhibition match held in
Lagos.
His second visit to the country shall bear
almost the same complexion as his first.
The legend will serve as a motivation for
young athletes, most especially those
who want to begin a professional
football career.
Tagged “WJS/YEDA Legend Edition’’, the
event shall feature a street football
competition where 44 youths will be
picked from the street and sports
clinics.
The organisers have promised a high
level security for participants at the
event.

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