Africa: Former Manchester United legend, Patrice Evra plays Chess at popular Oshodi underbridge


As part of the Chess in Slums initiative by founder Tunde Onakoya, former captain of English Premier league side Manchester United, Patrice Evra paid a visit to popular Oshodi underbridge in Lagos State on Saturday.

Onakoya had announced on Twitter on Thursday that a Manchester United icon would be visiting the Oshodi underbridge to play chess with underprivileged children.

According to Punch, he challenged his fans to guess who the Manchester United legend was.

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“A Manchester United legend/former captain and a UEFA Champions League winner will be coming to our academy at Oshodi underbridge to play chess against some of the students in our program,” he wrote.

“Are you able to figure out who it is?”

There were many guesses until Evra took to his Twitter handle to announced on Friday that he would storm Lagos State, he wrote, “Breaking news! Evra bus stop will stop in Nigeria for the first time ever.”

Evra in a video posted on his Twitter handle was seen playing chess with some of the kids in the Oshodi underbridge.

Through Chess in Slums, the Oshodi underbridge has welcomed notable personalities such as celebrities and diplomats to play chess with children.



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