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Brazilian football legend Pele to visit Nigeria

Brazilian football legend Pele to visit Nigeria


Edson Arantes do Nascimento, famously known as Pelé will arrive in Nigeria on Wednesday, September 22.

The Brazilian football legend was initially scheduled to be in Nigeria on August 11 and 12 but that had to postpone the trip due to ill health.

The visit is part of a three-day programme that will focus on the development of football and the Nigerian youth.

It starts with a football clinic with Pelé, a celebrity exhibition match and concludes with an exclusive dinner with selected guests and Pele.

Pele first visited Nigeria in 1967 during a two-day ceasefire during the Nigerian Civil War .

Pele led Brazil to World Cup glory in 1958, 1962 and 1970 and scored 1280 goals in a successful professional career.

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