Brazilian football star Pelé to visit Egypt after 41 years

Zurich, Switzerland Brazilian soccer legend Pele waves to the audience during the Men's World Soccer Player of the Year 2013 Award at the FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zurich January 13, 2014. (Reuters)

Brazil’s football legend Pelé will visit Egypt on Feb. 16th for the first time in 41 years, according to the Egyptian news website The Daily News.

The Brazilian star’s visit will come as part of the celebration for the launch of the second Copa Coca Cola, the joint statement released by Coca-Cola and the Ministry of State for Youth affairs read.

During the event, Pelé, commonly known as “The Black Pearl,” will take part in a press conference that ministers, state officials and Egyptian football icons are expected to attend.

A friendly match between “Copa Coca Cola Egypt” and “Copa Coca Cola Brazil” will follow the press conference and will kick-off with the former World Cup winner.

The Coca Cola event, organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Sports, will be held from February 14 to March 4.

The international youth football tournament is held in numerous countries. uniting more than one million young football players from over 60 countries around the world.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41