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Football Legend, Pele Set to Visit Nigeria On September 22

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Brazil football legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, popularly known as Pele, will now visit Nigeria on September 22.

The 75-year-old was initially scheduled to arrive in August, but the trip was moved forward because of health reasons.

Pele was also pencilled down to light the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony of this year’s Games but withdrew only few hours before the event at the Maracana.

His two-day visit to Nigeria, will focus on the development of football and the Nigerian youths. There will be a celebrity exhibition match and exclusive dinner with selected guests.

It will be Pele’s second time in the country, after he first came 50 years ago.



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