- NFF claims ignorance
Abuja, Nigeria, will on May 21, 2017 play host to Cristiano Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Lionel Messi, Abedi Ayew Pele, Austin Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, and other top football icons across the World in a campaign against human trafficking and terrorism tagged Africa My Africa.
Africa My Africa is an initiative of Next2None which is using international novelty football match between African football legends and other international soccer heavyweights to campaign against trafficking, insurgency and terrorism.
The match which will be played at the Abuja National Stadium on May 21 will see the reigning World Footballer of the Year, Cristiano Ronaldo, FC Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi, former France captain and coach of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, former African Footballer of the Year, Abedi Ayew Pele, among others perform wonders with the round leather-game.
Other expected are Nigeria’s former captains, Austin Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo; Argentina legend, Diego Maradona and other notable former international stars.
NFF claims ignorance
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has told one of Nigerian dailies that it was unaware of a proposed international exhibition match against human traffic, insurgency and terrorism, which would feature world football starts.
NFF Media Director, Ademola Olajire, said the body was yet to get any formal information from the organizers of the exhibition game.
“If such arrangement is in place we expect the organizers to give us the information to that effect. As you can see, the federation has not released any information about the game, so this would let you know the body is not aware.’’