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Sports News of Friday, 19 November 2021


Ex-Chelsea Captain John Terry and Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos spotted arriving in Lagos

John Terry and Roberto Carlos arrive in Lagos for an exhibition game John Terry and Roberto Carlos arrive in Lagos for an exhibition game

A former Chelsea of England captain John Terry, as well as Real Madrid legend Roberto Carlos, arrived in Lagos on Thursday, November 18, ahead of a charity match this weekend, Daily Post reports.

The pair were captured the moment they arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport ahead of the Budweiser game of kings.

It was gathered that two lucky fans will manage the two teams that will see the legends feature in a football match along with selected players from Nigerian Professional Football League clubs.

Osinachi Egbuche and Seun John emerged team coach of Smooth FC and Kings FC respectively out of hundreds of hopefuls who were eventually pruned to 30.

Terry and Carlos are expected to lead each team in the contest as a way to help aspiring footballers in their potential career.

Why are the legends in Lagos?

GOAL reports that the campaign tagged ‘Budweiser Game of Kings’, the premium beer brand is bringing the decorated players in the beautiful game to the West African country to engage in a novelty match alongside the best players in the NPFL.

Budweiser is keen on giving millions of football lovers who double as beer lovers in Nigeria a unique experience that will stay with them for a long time.

Terry leaves Aston Villa

Terry retired at Aston Villa and 2017 and despite remaining at the club as an assistant manager, he has departed the Premier League outfit.