Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra recently visited Oshodi in Lagos, Nigeria, to encourage children undergoing chess training in the slum.
The training is organized by Chess in slums Africa, a non-profit organization known for using the game of chess as a framework to promote education and raise champions from low communities.
In one of the video clips shared by Evra, the ex-France international was welcomed by a jubilant crowd, with many chanting his name.
He was also seen donning a Yoruba traditional cap with smiles etched on his face.
The football star expressed his excitement at visiting Nigeria and sharing the unique moments with the children.
“Checkmate. Evra bus stop #Nigeria! I’m soo impressed by those genius kids @Tunde_OD @burnaboy #ilovethisgame #positive4evra,” he wrote.
Tunde Onakayo, the founder of Chess in slums Africa, had earlier teased fans about Evra’s visit but did not disclose his name.
“A Manchester United legend/former captain and a UEFA Champions League winner will be coming to play Chess against some of the kids in our academy at Oshodi underbridge,” he had announced on Thursday.
Watch the video of Evra in Oshodi below:
Checkmate ♟ Evra bus 🚌 stop #Nigeria ! 🔥🇳🇬 I’m soo impressed by those genius kids @Tunde_OD 🙏🏽 @burnaboy #ilovethisgame #positive4evra pic.twitter.com/He3owJ69yZ
— Patrice Evra (@Evra) March 26, 2022