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Meet One English Premier League Club That Visited And Played A Match In Nigeria

The English Premier League is undoubtedly the most popular football league in the entire world. This is why Premier League matches attract so many viewers across the globe. It is believed that English Premier League clubs have so many supporters in Nigeria. Nigeria is one of the most populated countries on earth. It should also be said that at least one English Premier League team has visited Nigeria over the past two decades. Let us find out the identity of this team.

1. Manchester United

Football fans in Nigeria were extremely delighted when Manchester United decided to visit the country in the year 2008. Sir Alex Ferguson brought his players to the national stadium in Abuja. Manchester United played a football match against Portsmouth in that year. The visit also gave some Manchester United players the opportunity to meet with Manchester United fans in Nigeria.

It is extremely important to point out that Rio Ferdinand was honoured with a chieftaincy title when he visited Nigeria some years ago. The former English international is probably one of the most respected central defenders in the history of European football.

In the year 2020, Odion Ighalo became the first Nigerian footballer to represent Manchester United at senior level. Some football fans within the country are still hopeful that another Nigerian player will get the opportunity to play for Manchester United in future.

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