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LAHORE – Portugal’s Luis Figo and Brazil’s Kaka have vowed to help develop the “great promise” of football in Pakistan, a country obsessed with cricket and twice banned from international soccer.

The two legendary footballers are in Pakistan for a day-long visit as part of the World Soccer Stars (WSS) tour, aimed at grooming nascent talent through exhibition matches and coaching clinics.

The two former Real Madrid superstars landed at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport and were welcomed with the traditional Sindhi Ajrak and Topi.

The administrative body of WSS has announced to conduct two matches in Karachi and Lahore. The event will be held between April 26 and April 29.

Kaka, a superb attacking midfielder from Sao Paulo, played 92 matches for Brazil during his illustrious career from 2002 to 2016. Kaka was only 20 when he was inducted into Brazil’s 2002 World Cup squad which won the title. Figo, the 46-year-old former winger, played 127 matches during his impressive career from 1991-2006.

The star soccer duo graced at Karachi’s Pearl Continental and Lahore’s Packages Mall yesterday. Ace footballer Kaka also expressed joy visiting Pakistan on his Twitter account with an amazing video of the energetic crowd cheering his name in Lahore:

Pakistanis are overwhelmed by the visit of the two great names from the global football world. Twitterati is expressing their happiness, joy, and love for sports in tweets.

Let’s have a look at some of the posts by sports freaks and followers:

As the former football icons visited Pakistan to promote the sport in the South Asian country, fake tweets carrying funny quotes and memes by the name of former footballer Kaka stormed the internet

Here are some of the fake hilarious tweets going viral in Pakistan after the arrival of the ace players:

Pakistanis are quick in rhyming words and here is an example:

On Thursday (yesterday), Pakistan football team captain Saddam Hussain also met Figo and Kaka, while a host of young fans received autographs and took selfies with the two players.

We hope you enjoyed going through the #Kaka tweets. What are your views on the development of international players visiting Pakistan? Share your opinion with us in the comments section below.