Pele Expected in Lagos Thursday


World famous Brazilian football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, a.k.a Pele, is expected to touch down in Lagos Thursday to begin a three-day programme organised by Winihin Jemide Services and the Youth Experience Day Africa.

According to the programme of event released by the organisers, Pele’s visit is to be focused on the development of football and the Nigerian youth, and also bring together kids, parents and key stakeholders in Lagos State.

A football clinic for U-15 and U-17 kids is to be handled by ex-internationals, an exclusive dinner with Pele and other African legends are scheduled for Saturday. Proceeds from the auction of Pele’s memorabilia are to be donated to the Kanu Heart Foundation and the City of David Football Academy,”

A celebrity exhibition match featuring the country’s ex-stars Nwankwo Kanu, Victor Ikpeba, Peter Rufai, as well as Timi Dakolo and Gideon Okeke are on the itinerary at the Campos Mini Stadium, Lagos.

The visit was earlier scheduled for August but was called off after Pele took ill.