Gianni Infantino, the president of the world football governing body, FIFA, has unveiled the first ‘Pele’ stadium in Rwanda.
The Pele Stadium was officially opened by Rwanda President Paul Pagame and FIFA President, Gianni Infantino in honour of the Brazilian icon on Wednesday, 15 March.
This comes after Mr Infantino asked every country in the world to name a stadium in the Brazilian legend’s honour.
He made the request after Pele died at the age of 82 back on December 29 last year.
After the unveiling, the two men took to the pitch as part of the 73rd FIFA Congress Delegation Tournament.
Infantino in an all-blue strip faced a team led by the Rwanda president, in a tournament which is said to feature football legends and FIFA officials.
Speaking as Pele’s funeral began in Santos in January, Infantino said: “We are going to ask that all countries in the world have at least one stadium with the name of Pele.”
Infantino continued that the reason behind this idea would be “so that children know Pele’s importance”.