Ahead of the 2017 FIFA Confederation cup, former Super Eagles captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, and 2005 World Footballer of the Year, Ronaldinho Gaucho, were both in Kazan, Russia at the weekend, to inspire football fans and open the FIFA Confederation Cup Fans’ Park.
The ancient city of Kazan was picked as one of the host centres for the FIFA Confederation Cup, which is billed to kick-off on the 17th of June and end on 2nd of July.
European champions Portugal, Mexico, hosts, Russia, as well as world champions Germany and South American champions, Chile will all play their group matches at the Kazan Arena Stadium.
The 45, 800 capacity stadium, which is the home ground of one of Russia’s popular football club, Rubin Kazan will also host one semi final game.
World football governing body, FIFA, selected the two football legends that at a time played together at Paris Saint Germain (PSG) to sensitise fans and also open a fan-park in Russia’s eighth most populous city.