Former Barcelona greats Patrick Kluivert, Rayco Garcia and Edgar Davids will grace the country this evening.
By Carlo Chikomba
In a press statement released earlier today, the Ministry of Sports and Recreation announced that F.C Barcelona Legends Ragyco Garcia, Patrick Kluivert and Edgar Davids will arrive in the country this evening as guests of the Ministry.
“The Ministry of Sports and Recreation is pleased to announce that Rayco Garcia and his erstwhile counterparts Patrick Kluivert and Edgar Davids will be in Zimbabwe as guests of the Ministry of Sports and Recreation,” the Ministry press statement read.
“This delegation is expected to discuss prospects of soccer development with the Ministry of Sport and Recreation Hon. Makhosini Hlongwane. The visit coincides with the Government’s adoption of Community Sports and Recreation Club system which envisages the realisation of the on-going initiating of establishing eight thousand soccer clubs across the country.”
The Ministry also added that the visit is part of the Government’s efforts to lobby for strategic international partnerships to assist Zimbabwe in setting up high performance academies.
The trio are bringing with them signed souvenir jerseys by Lionel Messi for President R.G Mugabe and the first lady Dr Grace with the ex-Barcelona players also set to meet with the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) President Dr Phillip Chiyangwa.
This momentous occasion follows the landmark visit to Zimbabwe by FIFA President Gianni Infantino earlier this year.