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He Lived Out His Destiny, Impacted The Football Game Immeasurably – Peter Obi Mourns Pele

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Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has paid an emotional tribute to Brazil football legend, Pele who died on Thursday.

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Peter Obi Reacts To Pele’s Death

Kanyi Daily earlier reported that Pele, who was a three-time World Cup winner died on Thursday aged 82 at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo.

The football star had been treated for colon cancer, following surgery to remove a tumour in September 2021, and had required regular medical treatment.

After being admitted back into the hospital at the end of November to re-evaluate his cancer treatment, he was diagnosed with a respiratory infection before subsequently being moved to palliative care when his body became unresponsive to chemotherapy.

The news of his death was confirmed by his daughter, Kely Nascimento on Instagram.

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Obi, in a short tweet on his official handle, said the legend of Pele endures, adding that he lived his best life.

According to him, the deceased lived out his destiny and impacted the football game, immeasurably.

The former Anambra governor noted that generations of football stars take after him.

Pele, he opined, was a fulfilled man, and above all, a legend.

“The legend of Pele endures. He lived his best life; lived out his destiny and impacted the football game, immeasurably.

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“Generations of football stars take after him.

“He was a fulfilled man, and above all, a legend. Rest on Pele!.”

Meanwhile, Nigerian Grammy Award-winning singer, Burna Boy had earlier mourned Pele, saying he was a man with a strong legacy that will be remembered forever.

He also argued that legends do not die as they are always remembered in the hearts of the people.

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