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KARACHI: French footballer Nicolas Anelka is looking forward to see Pakistan football fans in the upcoming exhibition games in Karachi and Lahore. He expressed his optimism regarding a large crowd gathered to see the international footballers in action on a video posted by Leisure Leagues PK on Twitter. “Salam Aleikum everybody. This is Nicolas Anelka....

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 8, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Jul 8, 2017 | Last Updated: 4 years ago

KARACHI: French footballer Nicolas Anelka is looking forward to see Pakistan football fans in the upcoming exhibition games in Karachi and Lahore.

He expressed his optimism regarding a large crowd gathered to see the international footballers in action on a video posted by Leisure Leagues PK on Twitter.

"Salam Aleikum everybody. This is Nicolas Anelka. French player. Am looking forward to see you in Pakistan. We have a game tomorrow. See you there. Am looking forward to see you at the stadium," he said.

Anelka, before reaching Pakistan, said, "I’ve never been to Pakistan and I’m excited because it’s a Muslim country. I’m a Muslim and I’m looking forward to visiting it. (I’d also love to visit) the Muslim heritage sites there, why not, I’m excited and cannot wait." he said.

He also stated that he was is also good friends with Ronaldinho who also wanted to visit Pakistan.

"Ronaldinho is a good friend and I saw him just two or three weeks ago, when we were playing the Classico Legends. I’m happy to be here because I’m his friend and I’ve wanted to come, to visit Pakistan, to see another Muslim country so I’m here," he said.

Nicolas Anelka will be one of eight international footballers who will play two exhibition games in Pakistan. The matches will be played at Karachi and Lahore on 8th and 9th July respectively.

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