Radebe returns to pitch for legends clash


Former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe returned to the pitch as a team of African legends went head to head with Senegal's legends for the opening of the Abdoulaye Wade Stadium.

Radebe was one of a host of former stars from the African continent who were invited to take part in an exhibition match against a team of Senegal legends on Tuesday to inaugurate the opening of Senegal's new national arena, the Abdoulaye Wade Stadium.

The former South Africa and Leeds United skipper featured in a star-studded squad that included the likes of Sammy Kuffour, Emmanuel Eboue, Samuel Eto'o, Didier Drogba, Emmanuel Adebayor and Jay-Jay Okocha, among a host of other legends from yesteryear.

Senegal's representative team also boasted a host of legends of the game such as El-Hadji Diouf and 47-year-old Khalilou Fadiga, the latter of whom defied his age by scoring the first-ever goal at the stadium with a remarkable long-range effort.

Radebe ultimately enjoyed a 16-minute run-out before being substituted and the African legends later equalised through former Nigeria star Okocha, with the 30-minute match ending with a befitting 1-1 scoreline.

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