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Football Legend, Pele To Visit Nigeria Tomorrow

Football legend Pele will arrive Lagos tomorrow on a three-day visit to the country for the YEDA Legend Edition 2016 organised by Winihin Jemide Services and the Youth Experience Day Africa.

The visit was earlier scheduled for August but was called off after Pele took ill. According to the organisers, the Brazilian’s visit will be focused on the development of football and the Nigerian youth, and will bring together football-loving kids, parents and key figures in Lagos State.
“This event will include a football clinic handled by ex-internationals, an exclusive dinner with Pele and other African legends on September 24. There will also be chances to own Pele memorabilia at an auction during the dinner. The proceeds will be donated to the Kanu Heart Foundation and the City of David football academy,” Chee Okebalama, Project Coordinator, YEDA Legend Edition, said at a media briefing on Friday.

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