One of the world’s celebrated football stars is coming to our shores soon and it is none other than Luis Figo.
Figo, former Barcelona and Real Madrid galactic, who also represented his country with perfection Portugal, will be coming to SA as an ambassador for Heineken®.
His visit is part of the UEFA Champions League clash between Chelsea and Paris St German, scheduled for February 16 in Paris.
This is part of SA’s global launch of Heineken®’s 2016 UEFA Champions League #ChampionTheMatch sessions, were Figo will host talks shows, converse about the game and engage with fans and other international UCL legends from pre-game build up, during the action itself and into the post-match debate.
Says Tjeerd Veldhuis, Marketing Manager at Heineken® South Africa:”Heineken® South Africa is delighted to be hosting the first of nine #ChampionTheMatch sessions to be held around the world.
Our fans will enjoy a truly memorable match night experience. Which is our intention. We want to encourage fans to Champion the Match, and up their Game while celebrating match nights – be that at home or in bars, watching the matches with friends – to create world class experiences.”
The father of three, Figo also made international headlines when he challenged suspended FIFA boss Sepp Blatter, for the position of FIFA president in 2015 but withdrew in May stating “did not want to be given absolute power”.
Fluent in five languages Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian and French, Figo has a good relationship with former Bafana Bafana coach and former Manchester United assistant coach Carlos Queiroz.
Last year Deco (Barcelona and FC Porto) visited Soweto during the UEFA live streaming clash between Barca and Bayern Munich.
Ask any budding soccer or professional player who do they look up to- you’re bound to hear the name Figo! I rest my case finish & klaar…