Brazilian football legend, Pelé’s visit to Nigeria has been postponed due to ill health, organisers have revealed.
The Winihin Jemide Series and the Youth Experience Days Africa had planned to bring the soccer icon to the most populous country in Africa for the Legend Edition on August 11-12 but he wouldn’t be able to make it as he is down with an undisclosed ailment.
“The Winihin Jemide Series & Youth Experience Days Africa have both chosen to postpone the 2016 WJS/YEDA LEGEND EDITION with Pelé due to reports of his ill health on Friday 5th, 2016. “We are sorry that we have to disappoint the many Pelé fans and Legend Edition supporters at this time, who were looking forward to this event. As we pray for his speedy and full recovery, we believe that it would be inconsiderate for us to put his health at risk.
“Our ticketing platforms will be offering a full refund on all tickets purchased and new dates for the event will be announced over the course of the next few weeks. We hope the new dates are suitable for everyone.
“The decision to postpone the event did not come easily and we want to express gratitude to sponsors and stakeholders.” read a statement from the organisers.