Football megastars to visit Turkey’s Antalya for charity event
ANTALYA – Doğan News Agency
AA photoWorld football superstars including Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Didier Drogba are set to play a match in the Mediterranean province of Antalya on July 16, the Antalyaspor football club has announced.
The players will come to Turkey to mark the 10th anniversary of a foundation carrying the name of Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o, who plays for Antalyaspor.
Visiting Turkey will be Messi, Suarez, Neymar, Diego Maradona, Eden Hazard, Andres Iniesta, Demba Ba, Drogba and Arda Turan.
“The celebrations for the 10th year anniversary of the Samuel Eto’o Private Foundation will be held in Antalya on July 16, with a match between a world team and a Turkish team,” read a statement released by Antalyaspor.
The match will be played at the club’s Antalya Arena Stadium.
“The presentation of an award for the organization will be made by Executive Board Chairman Gültekin Gencer for Samuel Eto’o on May 14 in Istanbul’s Çırağan Palace,” the statement also added.