​Kanu, Okocha to play alongside Messi,


ON July 11, 2016 1:03 AM / IN

Sports / Comments

TWO of Nigeria’s finest footballers of all-

time, Nwankwo Kanu and Austin ‘Jay Jay’

Okocha will team up with the likes of

Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Diego

Maradona as they set to feature at the

10th Anniversary celebration of the

Fundación Privada Samuel Eto’o on July


The 35-year-old who currently plays for

Turkish side Antalyaspor will host 23

great footballers both retired and those

still playing in a charity game to raise

funds for his Foundation.

The Cameroonian was in Nigeria in May

to honour former Nigerian international

Joseph Yobo who celebrated his 101 caps

for the Super Eagles with a game at the

Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt.

The Charity match in Turkey will see

Messi who is currently appealing a 21-

months jail term play alongside Argentine

football icon Diego Maradona and former

teammate Xavi Hernandez while Fabio

Capello is expected to be the manager on

the day.

Peter of PSquare is scheduled to also

perform at the event as he and the

former Chelsea star are very good friends

while Mr P is a self-confessed Blues fan.

One of the greatest quotes of Samuel

Eto’o is when he talked about how he was

treated by defenders in the beautiful

game of football.

He said: “Getting knocked about just

motivates me more. When someone kicks

me, you wouldn’t believe how much it

makes me want to score a goal, just to get

back at them.”


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