Over 20 Legends of African and international football gathered at the globally renowned Pyramids of Giza on Monday, for a Legends match on the eve of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Awards 2019.
The players defied the desert winds and falling temperatures on a sand pitch at the feet of one of the seven wonders of the world, the Pyramids of Giza.
As far as it is known, this is one of the first times a football match has been organised at the iconic venue which has existed since 2560 BC and measures a height of 146.7 metres.
The World Legends captained by Brazil legend Cafu had notable players such as Fifa president Gianni Infantino, Julio Cesar, Juan Sebastian Veron, Portia Modise, Gaelle Enganamouit, Ahmed ‘Mido’ Hossam, Kalusaha Bwalya, Jacqueline Shipanga, Veronica Boquete and Elodie Thomis.
Caf president Ahmad Ahmad led the African Legends consisting Pascal Zuberbuhler, Khalilou Fadiga, Daniel Amokachi, Nwankwo Kanu, Perpetua Nkwocha, Rabah Madjer, Flavio Amado, Ahmed Hassan, Clementine Toure, Diomansy Kamara, El Hdaji Diouf, Hidetoshi Nakata, Laura Georges, Weal Gomaa and Jean Ssenide.
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