Sunday, July 19, 2015

Messi Storms Gabon, Lays Foundation Stone for 2017 Nations Cup

Argentine soccer star, Lionel Messi on Saturday 18, 2015 created the unexpected in Gabon by laying the foundation stone for the construction of the 2015 AFCON Avenue.Flanked by Gabonese President Ali Bongo, the Barcelona star, who won a treble of Spanish title, Copa del Rey and European Champions League last season, was the guest of honour in Port-Gentil stadium. His presence we gathered caused commotion as thousands gathered along the streets. The Presidential security we gathered had difficulties controlling fans who were anxious to obtain a signed autograph of the star. 
Overwhelmed Ali Nongo is quoted to have said that "When I was in Barcelona a few years ago, I met Messi who had told me that he would come to visit me in Libreville, It's a promise he made me. He is a man of honour who just kept his word."
The new stadium will have a capacity of 20,000 and is expected to host matches from November 2016 in the build-up to the tournament.
Imagine who is driving....thrilling right?
Port Gentil is Gabon's second city.

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