Millions of footballers are around the world, but not every one of them enjoys the privilege of meeting presidents around the world.
Top footballers are very influential, some of them met with African presidents in 2022 and even presented the head of states with their jerseys.
1. Memphis Depay
Even though the Barcelona star plays for the Netherlands, he is of Ghanaian descent, and he’s been visiting his father’s hometown annually since 2018.
In 2022, he met with president Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra and presented him with his Barcelona jersey.
2. Kenneth Omeruo
The Super Eagles defender plays for Leganés in the La Liga Smart Bank, and he met with president Muhammadu Buhari when he visited Spain.
Omeruo presented his Leganés’ jersey to the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and it was a humorous experience.
3. Antonio Rudiger
The Real Madrid defender plays for Germany, but his mother is from Sierra Leone, and she fled the country during the civil war.
Rudiger visited the West African country, he met with president Julius Maada Bio and presented him with his jersey.
The president also gave him a passport of the country and made him a brand ambassador of the nation.