Real Madrid and Barcelona legend and former Portuguese international Luis Figo is in Zimbabwe, reportedly to explore an investment opportunity in mining.
Report by Sports Reporter
Sources yesterday told Southern Eye that the former football star jetted into Bulawayo and was initially booked at one of the top local hotels in the city, but the booking was cancelled late in the afternoon.
He is believed to have checked into another top hotel in the city, probably to escape the glare of the media.
Figo’s visit created a buzz on social networks with workers at Joshua Mqabuko International Airport in Bulawayo posting pictures that were taken during the former football star’s arrival yesterday morning.
Figo, who retired from football in May 2009, is understood to be in the company of business partners from South Africa.
He played as a midfielder for Sporting CP, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Internazionale at the peak of his career before hanging his boots
Figo, born Luis Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo, won 127 caps for Portugal, making him the most capped player in the country’s history.
He was named the 2000 European Footballer of the Year and the Fifa World Player of the Year the following year