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Pele’s Nigeria Visit Rescheduled for Poor Health

Brazil’s football legend Pele will now be coming to Lagos in September, organizers have confirmed.

The three-time World Cup winner cancelled his initial trip billed for August 11 due to poor health – which stopped him from appearing at the 2016 Olympic Games opening ceremony.

With this development, the WJS/YEDA Legend Edition focused on youth development and empowerment will now hold between September 23-24, 2016.
The event will include a sports clinic (Legend tournament), a Gala Night with Pele and other African football legends on September 23 with the youth sports clinic and Celebrity exhibition match on Saturday the 24th of September.

This will be Pele’s second visit to Nigeria; the first in 1967, was occasioned by a 2-day cease fire during the Nigerian Civil War which allowed the warring sides to watch the Pele & Santos FC team play an exhibition match in Lagos.

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