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Sports

Web Desk
January 10, 2019

Sindhi cap, Ajrak presented to Kaka, Figo upon arrival in Pakistan

Sports

Web Desk
Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Football legends Ricardo Kaka of Brazil and Luis Figo of Portugal were presented with Sindhi Topi (cap) and Ajrak (shawl) upon their arrival in Pakistan on Thursday.

Both the stars landed in Karachi at the Jinnah International Airport. They briefly stayed at the international lounge of the airport where they were welcomed  by hosts.

They are in Pakistan for promotional activity in connection with the World Soccer Stars event to be conducted in April this year.

Kaka and Figo are scheduled to leave for   Lahore  today.

Small-side festival matches involving global stars will be held in Karachi and Lahore in April.This will be the first tour to Pakistan for the high-profile duo. In 2017, former Brazilian star Ronaldinho, England’s Ryan Giggs and some other international stars toured Pakistan and played matches in Karachi and Lahore.

Kaka, a superb attacking midfielder from Sao Paulo, played 92 matches for Brazil during his illustrious career from 2002 to 2016. He scored 29 goals. Besides representing Brazil Under-20 side, Kaka has to his credit 461 caps in various pro leagues while representing Sao Paulo, Milan, Real Madrid and Orlando City. During his two stints with Milan he played 223 matches. Kaka was only 20 when he was inducted into the Brazil’s 2002 World Cup squad which won the title.

Figo, the 46-year-old former winger, played 127 matches during his impressive career from 1991-2006. He scored 32 goals. During his professional career (1989-2009) he played 577 matches and scored 93 goals while representing Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, and Sporting CP.