Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra recently visited Oshodi in Lagos, Nigeria, to encourage children undergoing chess training in the slum.

The training is organized by Chess in slums Africa, a non-profit organization known for using the game of chess as a framework to promote education and raise champions from low communities.

In one of the video clips shared by Evra, the ex-France international was welcomed by a jubilant crowd, with many chanting his name.

He was also seen donning a Yoruba traditional cap with smiles etched on his face.

The football star expressed his excitement at visiting Nigeria and sharing the unique moments with the children.

“Checkmate. Evra bus stop #Nigeria! I’m soo impressed by those genius kids @Tunde_OD @burnaboy #ilovethisgame #positive4evra,” he wrote.

The visit to Nigeria comes after Evra announced a boxing fight against YouTuber Adam Saleh scheduled for April.

Having retired from professional football in 2019, the 5-time Premier League winner will be facing the 28-year-old American YouTuber, who has already participated in three boxing matches.