Henry Crowned King of Football
To add to the countless honours he amassed during his playing career, Thierry Henry can now legitimately add “King of Football” to his already glittering CV.
Indeed, the 40-year-old Arsenal legend was crowned as such at a Fanzone event in Lagos, Nigeria, on Sunday evening.
Dressed in traditional Igbo ceremonial attire, Henry was anointed “Igwe (king) of Football” in front of hundreds of adoring fans at a gala staged by Guinness.
As well as receiving the honorary title and cooking jollof rice on stage, the Frenchman was also unveiled as an ambassador for Made of Black — a campaign created to help inspire a new, progressive generation of African artists and performers.
Source: ESPN FC