Rio Ferdinand Arrives Lagos, To Search For Young Talents (Photos)
Football legend and former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has arrived in Lagos, Nigeria on a three-day visit, Brainnews Radio report.
The visit will run 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.
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.
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”.
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.