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World will never forget Pele, says Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday that the world will never forget the legendary footballer Pele, who died at the age of 82.

Buhari made the remark as he joined world leaders in mourning the death of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, a Brazilian soccer legend.

The world’s greatest football player died as a result of a debilitating cancer diagnosis.

He won three World Cups and scored over 1,281 goals, becoming the original football icon in a long career for which he was named the “Player of the Century” in the year 2000.

In a tribute to the football legend on behalf of all Nigerians, President 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.

“He had an enormous generosity of spirit and humility despite his greatness as a footballer and sportsman.

“He also built bridges across nations, races and even religions. He was a UN Ambassador of goodwill. Pele is gone but the world will never forget him. RIP. “

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