Former African football stars will be on parade in Nigeria come April 8, 2017 as Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto'o lead the pack of West African football legends against their Southern African counterparts in a match billed to raise funds for charity.
World football legend and former African footballer of the year Nwankwo Kanu who also serves as the chairman of the Local Organizing Committee in Nigeria, disclosed this in Abuja.
According to him, many of his colleagues including Ghana's Michael Essien have agreed to participate in the twin-matches scheduled for Nigeria and South Africa in April.
On the list are Abedi Pele, Samuel Etoo, Didier Drogba, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Daniel Amokachi Tony Yeoboah, Omar Biyick, Andre Kana Biyick, Doctor Khumalu, Eric Tinler, Phil Masinga, Abdullahi Traore, Yussuf Foufana, Omam Ben Sallah, Michael Essien,Charles Akunnor, Pape Diouf amongst others have agreed to feature at the event.
The former Arsenal striker explained that the proceeds from the matches will be donated to Nelson Mandela Foundation and Kanu Heart Foundation.
Kanu said already contacts have been made to notable individuals, corporate bodies and the governments for a successful organization of a hitch free match.
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Meanwhile, the general secretary of the African Football Legends Organization, Moo Muhammad Mustapha said the match is being organized by the body to help the stars give back to the society.
Mustapha said the first leg will hold on April 8, 2017 in a venue to be named in Nigeria while the second leg will take place on May 6, 2017 in South Africa.