FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, has celebrated Africa’s legendary Footballer Roger Milla with a certificate of honoured at the Al Janoub Stadium, on November, 25,2022.
Roger Milla ‘s distinction was part of the pre-game ceremony of Group G fixture, pitting Cameroon against Switzerland.
The award was for being the oldest player to score a goal in a World Cup tournament. Milla scored at 42 years against Colombia, in the 1990 quarter-finals of the World Cup. And remains till date the ordest scorer of the 22 edition of the World Cup.
Milla’s exuberance, technique and, of course, his trademark corner-flag dance made him one of the most joyful and inspirational players in the history of the game.
« The images went all the way around the world,” said the old Lion, who is well aware of all the joy his team-mates and he brought to the world. “Football plays a vital role in the world, perhaps even more important than politics. People who hate each other sometimes come together thanks to football.”
By Brian Mboh