Ronaldinho Gaúcho visits Kenya
One of Brazil’s most celebrated football legends Ronaldinho Gaúcho is in Kenya. The star arrived in Kenya on Friday and is expected to play against a top local league team, Sofapaka Football Club alongside Kenyan football legends.
An exhibition match will be played at KCB sports club in Ruaraka, Nairobi on Sunday, November 11, 2018.
Ronaldino is in Kenya courtesy of Betika which is a leading sports betting company in Kenya and the official sponsor of Sofapaka FC.
The Brazilian legend is Betika’s official brand Ambassador in the country.
Other Kenyan Legends to play Alongside Ronaldinho Gaúcho
The Legends’ team will be headed by former Kenya Harambee star’s former coach Jacob Mulee together with the following players;
- Mahmoud Abbas
- Dennis Oliech
- Austin Oduor.
- Musa Otieno,
- Allan Wanga (Kakamega Homeboyz striker)
- Matthew Ottamax (Former AFC Leopards and Harambee Stars goalkeeper)
Statements made about Ronaldinho
“The Brazilian has retired after an extraordinary career but his wonderful talent will be remembered forever. And playing against him will change our history,” Stephen Waruru (Sofapaka FC captain).
“Watching Ronaldinho was fun, it made people happy and playing against him will be inspirational. His visit will inspire upcoming footballers and allow them to dream big,” Stephen Waruru (Sofapaka FC captain).
Kenyans on Twitter (KOT) on Ronaldinho’s visit
On learning about his visit Kenyans on Twitter expressed their views about the EX-Brazilian prayer. Below are some of them;
“Tight with my ticket see you Gaucho on Sunday KCB sports club Ruaka grounds #GauchoInKenya”
“One of the greatest players to ever step on a football pitch, Ronaldinho, has landed in Kenya. The former Barcelona player is in the country courtesy of Betika in partnership with Extreme Sports. #GauchoInKenya”
“Am breathing the same oxygen with gaucho, am 29 but when I grow up I what to be a footballer, Link me to any academy you know guys”
#SofapakaFC #Betika #betinyourself #Kenya #GauchoInKenya