By Izuchukwu Okosi
Former Italy international Allesandro Del Piero on Saturday hailed the amazing talent of Nigeria footballers as he
looks forward to the potential on-field battle between him and the Nigerian former internationals to be captained by
Austin ‘Jay jay’ Okocha at the inaugural 2017 Star Sixies Football tournament, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Star Sixies is a Legends tournament that will parade former internationals from some big footballing countries on
from July 13 and ends July 16.
Twelve teams will be participating in the maiden edition to be held at the 02 Arena in London and Nigeria are pooled
alongside Italy, Brazil and China in Group B.
Group A have England, Spain, Scotland and Mexico while Group C has Germany, France, Portugal and Denmark.
“Nigeria have amazing players. They have Jay Jay, Kanu. It will be an interesting match with them,” Del Piero told
“Brazil is a superpower in world football. There will be tough defenders on their team like Cafu and Carlos, they
will be strong, even China, let’s see, but we (Italy) will be ready.”