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Soccer News of Tuesday, 26 June 2007


Abedi Pele and Jordan hits Lagos

Legendary African soccer star, Abedi Pele Ayew is among a five-man high-powered delegation coming to Lagos with the CEO of South Africa 2010 World Cup Organising Committee, Danny Jordaan, for the inaugural NFA/MTN Football Media Lecture which begins on Wednesday at the Lagoon Restaurant in Victoria Island, Lagos.

The three-time African Footballer of the Year is an Ambassador of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. A member of CAF and FIFA’s Football Committee and winner of the UEFA Champion League, Abedi Pele captained the Black Stars of Ghana in the nineties and is one of Africa’s most celebrated and accomplished football stars.

Also in Mr Jordaan’s delegation to the NFA/MTN Football Media Lecture will be Ms Itumeleng Dlamini, the Manager of Mr Jordaan’s 2010 World Cup office, Dr Eddy Maloka of the Legacy Program and Mr Terry Sekoto, who leads the Logistics advance team. Mr Sekoto is expected to arrive Lagos tomorrow.

Chairperson of the NFA Media Committee, Aisha Falode who broke the news in Lagos also explained that the Director General of the National Sports Commission (NSC) and FIFA Executive Committee member, Dr Amos Adamu as well as the Chairman and Secretary-general of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Alhaji Sani Lulu Abdullahi and Bolaji-Ojo-Oba respectively will be on hand to welcome Mr Jordaan to the Lecture.

“Everything is set for this all-important Lecture and we are overwhelmed by the expression of interest, in and outside the country. We are delighted that Abedi Pele, another very illustrious son of Africa will be accompanying Mr Jordaan to this epoch making event,” she said.

Mr Jordaan, who is the guest Lecturer at the two-day event, which has as its theme Nigerian football: A New Direction, will be giving an update on the 2010 World Cup as well as unveiling the business opportunities that abound for the African continent.