Manchester United legend Patrice Evra visits Nigeria, plays chess at Oshodi

Patrice Evra

Manchester United legend Patrice Evra on Saturday paid a visit to Nigeria and played chess with children from the Chess In Slums Initiative under a bridge at Oshodi area of Lagos.

Decked in a simple shirt and shorts for the hot weather, Evra was seen in a video he uploaded to Twitter being welcomed by teeming fans.

Chess in Slums was founded by Tunde Onakoya.

Evra, who starred for the Red Devils between 2006 and 2014, captioned a video of his visit, “Checkmate Evra bus stop #Nigeria! I’m so impressed by those genius(sic).”

The 40-year-old ex-France international had on Thursday night announced he was coming to Nigeria. Using Wizkid’s hit track ‘Essence’ as background song, he joked in a video that he needed haters because the love he was receiving was too much.

“Breaking news ! Evra bus stop will stop to #Nigeria first time ever (@wizkidayo sorry for the remix) ohh I need somebody to hate me.”

Evra’s former teammate Rio Ferdinand had visited Nigeria in 2020.