November 28, (THEWILL) – Several African football legends including Nigerian greats, Nwankwo Kanu, Austin Okocha and Daniel Amokachi, are set to arrive in Lusaka, Zambia, this Saturday, for charity between African and Zambian legends.
Former Arsenal striker, Kanu, considered one of Nigeria’s most successful players after winning numerous honours including the UEFA Champions League, will lead the travelling African Legends squad.
Okocha, widely regarded as one of Africa’s most gifted footballers ever, and Amokachi, a two-time African Cup of Nations winner with Nigeria, join Kanu to spearhead the travelling side. Zambian legend Kalusha Bwalya, the 1988 African Footballer of the Year, will welcome them alongside other Chipolopo heroes.
The clash between the African Legends and the Zambian Legends is scheduled for National Heroes Stadium at 3 pm local time. Among other African greats expected are ex-Arsenal and Tottenham forward Emmanuel Adebayor, one-time Juventus midfielder, Stephen Appiah, South African defender Mark Fish and Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan.
Proceeds from the event will go towards charity. Organisers say the friendly will give local fans a rare chance to witness some of Africa’s biggest football stars from the past decades. The fixture also celebrates the rich football history between Zambia and some of its regional rivals.
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