Patrice Evra, the Manchester United football legend, on Saturday visited the under bridge axis of Oshodi in Lagos.

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During the surprise visit, the 40-year-old was seen playing chess with students of Chess in slums Africa.

Chess in slums Africa is a non-profit organisation known for using the game as a framework to promote education and raise champions from low communities.

In one of the video clips, the ex-France international was welcomed by a jubilant crowd, with many of them chanting his name.

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He was also seen donning a Yoruba traditional cap with smiles etched on his face.

In a terse post via his Twitter page, 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.

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Tunde Onakayo, founder of  Chess in slums Africa, had earlier teased fans about his 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.

The development comes a few weeks after Kevin Tokar, acting Canadian high commissioner to Nigeria, and his team also visited the area.

Onakoya has become a viral sensation across social media platforms since he initiated Chess in slums Africa.

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He recently won the prize for community action at the 2022 edition of The Future Awards Africa (TFAA)



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