SPORTS

Mikaël Silvestre: Why I’m here

The former French international who played for Manchester United arrived into the country with his wife Sev and were accorded a special traditional welcoming ceremony at the Nadi Inter­national Airport yesterday.
28 Feb 2019 10:00
Mikaël  Silvestre: Why I’m here
Mikael Silvestre (left) is escorted by a traditional warrior with Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel as he arrives at Nadi International Airport on February 27, 2019. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

The Vodafone/Fiji FA Awards night special guest speaker from the FIFA Legends programme, Mikaël Silvestre is looking forward to meet Fijian football lovers today.

The former French international who played for Manchester United arrived into the country with his wife Sev and were accorded a special traditional welcoming ceremony at the Nadi Inter­national Airport yesterday.

He was welcomed by Fiji Football As­sociation president Rajesh Patel, na­tional head coach Christophe Gamel together with senior Fiji FA officials.

“I am excited to be here and meet Fi­jians and discover Fijian football,” Sil­vestre said.

“I have been invited all over the world and Fiji is special as well.

“I’m looking forward to meet Man­chester United fans in Fiji and to ex­change the love for football. To the fans it does not matter where and which level you play in but always give your best shot.”

“This is part of the FIFA Legends pro­gramme where I’m in the compliance committee and we’ve 500 members ,” said Patel.

“We are looking forward to meet other football legends as they come through and we will keep trying our best to bring them in.”

The 2019 awards night will be held at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa in Dena­rau, Nadi on Saturday.

WHAT’S ON TODAY

11am: Visit Lautoka Muslim College

11.30am: Visit to Central College Lau­toka

12pm: Visit to Vodafone Tappoo City Shop Lautoka – Photograph/autograph opportunity.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj

Fijisun E-edition
Tanoa Waterfront Lautoka Fiji
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: