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Ryan Giggs invited to Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter
04 Jun 2018 at 15:27hrs | Views
ZIMBABWE will fork out €1,95 million (US$2.3m) to host a group of high profile European soccer legends in the country as part of the sports tourism initiative to market the country as a safe destination, reported.

Members of the star-studded side, which plays under the World Class Legends banner are expected in the country this Thursday for a four-day visit which will culminate in a high profile exhibition match against the Warriors Legends at the National Sports Stadium on June 8.

Former Real Madrid and Brazil defender Roberto Carlos, ex-Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs, Nigerian legend Austin Jay Jay Okocha, France and Arsenal legend Robert Pires, former Barcelona captain Carlos Puyol, ex-Brazil hitman Julio Baptista are among a host of big names that used to grace European football expected to make up the World Class Legends side.

The organisers are also planning to reach out to ex-Liverpool and Warriors legendary goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar to be part of the show.

The match was announced last month at the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) boss Karikoga Kaseke and the World Class Legends represented by its chief operating officer Rayco Garcia.

The tourists had an opportunity to meet President Emmerson Mnangagwa where they pledged to market the country as a safe destination.

Garcia's World Class Legends was behind the successful tour by the Barcelona Legends last year.

Source - newzimbabwe