Football legends Kaka, Figo & Puyol to visit Lahore in November

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KARACHI: Football legends Ricardo Kaka Luis Figo, Carles Puyol and Nicolas Anelka are coming to Pakistan to play an exhibition match in second week of November.

According to organisers, they are due to land in Lahore on November 9 and will play an exhibition match at the National Hockey Stadium on 10th of the month.

2002 World Cup winner Kaka said, “I am really excited to visit Pakistan again to play an exhibition tour. My visit in January was a memorable one and I want to be part of kicking off soccer as a major sport in the country’.

Portuguese legend Figo sharing his thoughts said, “It’s exciting to see Pakistan embrace soccer and I am keen to play with the local stars who have secured their place in the tour – its time for football”.

Spain legend Puyol said, “I was greeted by thousands of fans in Karachi in March this year, now its my turn to welcome you to the most anticipated soccer tour of Pakistan”

“Its time to develop football in Pakistan and I am coming back to play my role to promote the game in the country, so let’s get the show on the road, Pakistan,” said Former French international Anelka.

Apart from these four legends, Pakistani players were short listed from a talent hunt road show, will feature in the penultimate showdown next month. Their names will be announced in coming days.