Manchester United Legend, Rio Ferdinand Arrives Lagos To Discover Young Talents (Photos)

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Manchester United legendary defender, Rio Ferdinand has arrived in Lagos, Nigeria on a three-day visit from Thursday, November 29, to Sunday, December 2.

Retired England international footballer, Rio Ferdinand has arrived in Lagos for a series of events organised by Guinness, as he touched down at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja in Lagos, and got a rousing welcome from football fans.

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The Manchester United defender, who was well received by officials of Guinness Nigeria and football fans as he signed a couple of autographs on his arrival, will join Guinness Nigeria’s efforts to find and celebrate Nigerian football fans that are Made of More.

Rio Ferdinand arriving in Lagos

The 40-year-old and the ex-Red devils center-back is no stranger to Nigeria, as in 2008 he met the traditional ruler of Lagos, King Rilwan Akiolu, during a visit and was bestowed with the title of “Chief Fiwagboye”.

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During the ceremony at his palace in Lagos, King Akiolu told the former England defender that Fiwagboye literally means “character maketh wealth.”

 

“To be honest, I was a little embarrassed to be named a Chief, I’m not sure I’m worthy but it is something to be proud of really,” Ferdinand said at the time.

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