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[Abuja]–The reigning World Football of the Year, Cristiano Ronaldo and his arch rival Lionel Messi are among the contingents of world class footballers to visit Nigeria soonest for a charity football event.

The event which is an initiative of Next2None would hold in Abuja on May 21. It aimed at putting a check on child and women trafficking, insurgency and terrorism.

The event’s coordinator, Ambassador John Fashanu had said the body is working round the clock to ensure the reigning world footballer of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo, his arch rival and FC Barcelona mascot, Lionel Messi, former France captain and coach of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane, former World Footballer of the Year, Abedi Ayew Pele, Nigerian retired football stars, Austin Okocha and Kanu Nwankwo and other world football stars participate in the novelty game.

He said the organization decided to use football for its campaign because it speaks the language of love, peace, hope and unity.

According to him, “We are not yet certain on the particular date for the game due to logistics reasons, but I am sure it would hold this year. Such information cannot be released for the fun of it. The organization is serious to bring all the top world footballers live to Nigeria.

“Information needed for the event would be given to the media as details unfold ahead of the game.”

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