The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, said the world would not forget the legacy and contributions of the departed Brazilian soccer legend, Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pele who died at the age of 82.
“Pele is gone but the world will never forget him. RIP,” read a statement signed by the President’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, titled ‘President Buhari mourns soccer legend, Pele.’
In a tribute to the football legend on behalf of all Nigerians, Buhari said, “May he rest in peace. He led a good life and made a huge contribution to the development of global football in particular and world sport in general.