Former Manchester United defender, Patrice Evra visited the popular Oshodi underbridge in Lagos State on Saturday.
Evra’s visited Oshodi as part of the Chess in Slums initiative by founder, Tunde Onakoya.
On Thursday, Onakoya had announced on Twitter that a Manchester United legend would be visiting the Oshodi underbridge to play chess with less fortunate kids, asking his followers to guess who it was.
He wrote, “A Manchester United legend/former captain and a UEFA Champions League winner will be coming to play Chess against some of the kids in our academy at Oshodi underbridge. Can you guess who it is?”
There were many guesses as to who it would be until Friday evening when Evra, referring to the nickname Nigerian football fans gave him, revealed in a video that he would be visiting Lagos, Nigeria.
“Breaking news! Evra bus stop will stop in Nigeria for the first time ever,” Evra announced.
In a video posted on his Twitter handle, Evra 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.