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Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by robosky02(m): 10:25pm On Jul 17, 2016
Brazilian football legend set to visit Nigeria

Winihin Jemide Series (WJS) and Youth Experience Days Africa (YEDA), the organisers of a youth empowerment event, have announced that Brazilian legend, Pele, will be visiting Nigeria in August 2016.

The organisations revealed this on Friday, July 15, 2016, at a news conference held in Lagos, Punch News reports.


Pele is expected to stay in the country from August 11 to 12, 2016, before proceeding to Ghana for another visit.

The anticipated visit to Nigeria will be the second for the decorated football veteran.

His first appearance in Nigeria was in 1967, during the Nigeria civil war. Following a 2-day armistice, football lovers in the country had the opportunity to witness Pele play against Santos, in an exhibition match held in Lagos.

His second visit to the country shall bear almost the same complexion as his first.

The legend will serve as a motivation for young athletes, most especially those who want to begin a professional football career.

Tagged “WJS/YEDA Legend Edition’’, the event shall feature a street football competition where 44 youths will be picked from the street and sports clinics.

The organisers have promised a high level security for participants at the event.

http://pulse.ng/sports/football/pele-brazilian-football-legend-set-to-visit-nigeria-id5275115.html

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Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by jaymejate: 10:33pm On Jul 17, 2016
Okay, make sure you snap a pics of tiger generator as an evidence.

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Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by Rednaxelot: 10:46pm On Jul 17, 2016
His first appearance in Nigeria was in 1967, during the Nigeria civil war. Following a 2-day armistice, football lovers in the country had the opportunity to witness Pele play against Santos, in an exhibition match held in Lagos.
Thank God all forms of kidnapping, "avenging", "IPOBing", "Boko haraming", " herdsmening", pipeline vandalism and terrorism will cease for the period Pele will be in Nigeria.

It happened in 1967 during the civil war, it can still happen again!

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Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by robosky02(m): 11:15pm On Jul 17, 2016
the power of pele

hope it happens again

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Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by robosky02(m): 11:23pm On Jul 17, 2016
During the Nigerian civil war otherwise known as the Biafran war, which lasted from 1967 to 1970 Pele left a mark on the hearts of his fans as both biafran and the Nigerian warring parties wanted to see him play.

The game was played on 22nd January 1967. During the Nigerian Civil war, a 48 hour ceasefire was declared by the two warring countries (Nigeria and Biafra) in the war just to watch Pele play football. On this exact date, January 26 1969 at Onikan Stadium Lagos, southwest Nigeria which was then known as King George V Stadium,Pele played for Santos FC of Brazil in a friendly game against a Nigerian FA selected team. The match ended a 2-2 draw with Pele scoring the 2 goals for Santos FC on Nigerian soil.

Pele last international game for Brazil, was a 2-2 draw with Yugoslavia on July 18, 1971. Then On October 1,
1977 , Pele played his last game as a footballer, Santos vs
New York Cosmos at the Giants Stadium.

http://www.gistden.com/2016/02/do-you-know-nigerian-civil-war-came-to.html

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Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by robosky02(m): 9:29am On Jul 18, 2016
Nigeria a land of Opportunities were all the Greats want to visit







lets go there
lalasticlala
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by veekid(m): 12:07pm On Jul 18, 2016
Sorry to ask o, what's mission here?
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by YanShforSale(m): 12:07pm On Jul 18, 2016
ROONEY>PELE
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by marycool18(f): 12:09pm On Jul 18, 2016
lipsrsealed
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by tomtem329: 12:09pm On Jul 18, 2016
kiss














kiss

Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by Bsc(m): 12:09pm On Jul 18, 2016
ur most welcome..... hope not for a coaching job?
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by Aviero: 12:10pm On Jul 18, 2016
hehe
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by Abodunrin07(m): 12:10pm On Jul 18, 2016
Nice one Football Legend
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by Vendoor(f): 12:10pm On Jul 18, 2016
Great
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by MAGNETIC(m): 12:12pm On Jul 18, 2016
You are welcome to Nigeria. But make sure u have enough security
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by MhiztaPwinceeh(m): 12:13pm On Jul 18, 2016
Rednaxelot:
Thank God all forms of kidnapping, "avenging", "IPOBing", "Boko haraming", " herdsmening", pipeline vandalism and terrorism will cease for the period Pele will be in Nigeria.

It happened in 1967 during the civil war, it can still happen again!
It's alright.
Harder we pray!
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by shogotermies(m): 12:13pm On Jul 18, 2016
o.p this z the picture u need

Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by muhamadnur: 12:15pm On Jul 18, 2016
the great legend of football alive. IN THE NEAREST FUTURE WE shall meet if life is there. and you will encourage me to keep workin hard. FOOTBALL IS MORE THAN A GAME.
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by Mikechrist49: 12:15pm On Jul 18, 2016
[color=#990000][/color] HOPE THEM NO GO KIDNAP THE MAN?
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by Iseoluwani: 12:18pm On Jul 18, 2016
grin

Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by Young03(m): 12:19pm On Jul 18, 2016
please, what's his aim of coming?
another money to waste
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by valiantheartprod(f): 12:22pm On Jul 18, 2016
Ok
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by richidinho(m): 12:24pm On Jul 18, 2016
marycool18:
lipsrsealed

I cant stop looking at ur dp... Dunno why
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by emmanuelbrown26: 12:34pm On Jul 18, 2016
Dis shouldn't be time for hosting anybody whereas things are not going well for us. Bcs his coming money must exchange hands whereas fg is complaining of no money
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by Stanleywaxy(m): 12:56pm On Jul 18, 2016
The only who will say that Messi is the best today , and tomorrow will say that Ronaldo is the best .
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by skebuzor(m): 1:00pm On Jul 18, 2016
Iseoluwani:
grin
make i follow you book

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Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by robosky02(m): 1:02pm On Jul 18, 2016
veekid:
Sorry to ask o, what's mission here?


The legend will serve as a motivation for young athletes, most especially those who want to begin a professional football career.

Tagged “WJS/YEDA Legend Edition’’, the event shall feature a street football competition where 44 youths will be picked from the street and sports clinics.
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by sharpk007(m): 1:03pm On Jul 18, 2016
First it was infantino nw it's pele dats good
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by danies1941(m): 1:21pm On Jul 18, 2016
robosky02:


The anticipated visit to Nigeria will be the second for the decorated football veteran.

His first appearance in Nigeria was in 1967, during the Nigeria civil war.

http://pulse.ng/sports/football/pele-brazilian-football-legend-set-to-visit-nigeria-id5275115.html

OP get your facts right.

Pele was in Nigeria in 2000. He met Obasanjo at Aso Rock at that time. He was an envoy of a Brazilian oil company that was trying to establish in Nigeria.
He even gave OBJ a soccer ball.
Re: Pele Set To Visit Nigeria Aug. 11.2016 by Rexnegro(m): 1:24pm On Jul 18, 2016
Chai pele? if na Messi want come now ehen e for Good....pele wey get double mouth, anyway maybe na old age dey worry Am. welcome to Nigeria tho

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