Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand receives rousing welcome in Cameroon
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is in Cameroon’s capital, Douala. His visit is on invitation of global brewery company, Guinness.
Rio Ferdinand announced his trip to Cameroon on his official Twitter page on Friday, where he shared a video of him at the Heathrow Airport, and captioned, “En Route to Camroon, see you soon Douala”
Then on Saturday morning, he took to social media to confirm his presence in Douala, with a picture he posted, he wrote “I Love Africa”. Pleasure to be welcomed in Cameroon with the #FansMadeofMore Team
Ferdinand also paid homage to Cameroon’s great football achievements. He wrote “Great footballing history here in Cameroon, Roger Milla and Co gave England a scare in the 1990 world cup. “This was accompanied by a video in which Rio said from the airport to here, a lot of people, men, and children play football on the streets. I have never seen anything like this. This place has great history. Samuel Etoo where are you, Roger Milla where are you. I am goona try and find some fans of made of more.”
During his visit, Rio will also see some of Douala’s footballers, to share his own football tips and with them. He will also attend a Guinness BlackNight, where he will be able to experience the Cameroonian culture.
Rio was at Man United for 12 years, winning six premier league titles, one champions league, three league cups.
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