The DFL Deutsche Fussball Liga and StarTimes have declared that Austin Okocha and Sunday Oliseh will be joining the StarTimes & Bundesliga Legends Tour to Africa in December.
Starting from 16th to 22nd December 2016, the two Bundesliga legends will be on a three-country trek to have interactions with African football fans and to promote the German football league as well as its official broadcaster in Sub-Saharan Africa, StarTimes.
Okocha, an Olympic gold medal winner and African Cup of Nations winner, who played for Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt, will travel to Nigeria and Ghana from 16th to 19th December. While in Lagos and Accra, Okocha will share his view on the Bundesliga during live studio shows and serve as co-commentator for Bundesliga matches.
Moreover, he will take part in various activities like football clinics, autograph sessions, 5 Aside football, visits to grassroots academies, selfies and more with African football fans
Oliseh who won the Bundesliga trophy, the Olympic goldMedal and the African Cup of Nations, played for Bundesliga clubs Cologne, Dortmund and Bochum.
He will visit Kenya between 20th and 22nd December, appearing as an analyst and guest with media partners, holding training sessions with local football managers and meeting with football fans in Nairobi.
“We are very happy that Jay-Jay and Sunday will join the Legends Tour and I believe that African football fans will enjoy a wonderful week with the two legends shortly before the end of the year,” said William Masy, Overseas PR Director of StarTimes.
Jörg Daubitzer, Managing Director of DFL Sports Enterprises, the commercial arm of DFL, emphasizes on the importance of the Legends Tour: “With fans all over the world, we have the duty to take the Bundesliga experience out of Germany. Over the last years activities like the Legends Tour have brought us closer to our supporters, showing them what the Bundesliga stands for.
With the StarTimes & Bundesliga Legends Tour we are enabling fans to get close to two of the biggest African Bundesliga stars of all time and to experience our league at first hand.