Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha went on a short visit to Nigeria as he was invited for the launch of paint manufacturers Kansai Plascon in the West African side.

The former France international was in the city of Lagos for the launch of the paint company as he is an ambassador of the firm.

The company launched their products in Nigeria at their corporate office at No 8a, Ademola Adetokunbo Street, Victoria Island late in January. Saha is not strange to Nigeria – a football powerhouse in Africa.

Saha would be remembered for his display at Old Trafford, helping United to the Premier League title two times, a League Cup victory and the second UEFA Champions League title of the club in 2007/08.

The 38-year old retired player started his career at FC Metz, spending time on loan at Newcastle before his move to Fulham. He moved to Man United in 2003 but also played in Everton FC, Tottenham and Sunderland. He moved to Italy to feature for Lazio before he retired in the 2013/14 season.

Injuries denied the player from reaching the 100 Premier League mark but he was able to net 84 in 288 games after he was appointed the hitman following Sir Alex Ferguson snub of Rudd van Nistelrooy. On the international scene, he featured for the French senior team at the Euro 2004 and 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Nigerians were thrilled by his presence. The player seemed comfortable. He spoke highly of the company he endorsed, asking for patronage of their products.

He dabbled into football, praising the quality of players from the West African nation. For a player that faced Nigerian counterparts in the Premier League, he seemed pretty convinced of the quality of talents the country produces.

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