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Former Manchester United Star, Rio Ferdinand Arrives Lagos, Nigeria For Event. (Photos)

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand has arrived in Lagos for a series of events organised by Guinness. He will join Guinness Nigeria’s efforts to find and celebrate Nigerian football fans that are Made of More.

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Ferdinand touched down at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja, Lagos and got a rousing welcome from fans.

The 40-year-old was well received by officials of Guinness Nigeria and the ex-Red devils center-back signed a couple of autographs on his arrival.


Ferdinand is no stranger to Nigeria and in 2008 he met the traditional ruler of Lagos, King Rilwan Akiolu, during a visit and was bestowed with the title of “Chief Fiwagboye”.

During the ceremony at his palace in Lagos, King Akiolu told the former England defender that Fiwagboye literally means “character maketh wealth.”


“To be honest, I was a little embarrassed to be named a Chief, I’m not sure I’m worthy but it is something to be proud of really,” Ferdinand said at the time.

The six-time Premier League winner was impressed with the power of football in Nigeria during that visit.


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