Premier League legend invited to Fiji

Former Liverpool, Real Madrid, Manchester United and England striker Michael Owen has been invited to come to Fiji.

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen (red) has been invited to Fiji (Photo credit: Gordon Flood/Wikicommons)

Owen will attend the 2019 Fiji Football Awards Night in February 2020.

The main guest is not yet fully finalised, so it could still change, but Fiji FA President Rajesh Patel says they are in discussions with FIFA over Owen coming to the country.

Owen’s appearance is made possible by the FIFA Legends Program, which saw former Manchester United and Arsenal full-back, Mikaël Silvestre, come to Fiji earlier this year for the 2018 Awards Night.

The Fiji FA also says Owen will conduct clinics and visit schools and clubs during his stay.

“This year we had Mikaël Silvestre as the main guest during our annual awards function at the Sofitel Resort and next year we are getting ready to have Michael Owen,” FFA President Rajesh Patel told the FA’s website.

“We want to reward our hardworking players and officials in a bigger and better way every year and having legends of the sport present at the event surely adds more colour and encourages everyone to contribute more to football,” he said.

Michael Owen is most famous for playing over 200 matches for Liverpool and scoring 118 goals. He also played for Real Madrid, Newcastle and Manchester United.

For the English national team, he turned out 89 times and scored 40 goals. He is number 11 on the list of players with the most games for England and number five on the list of players with the most goals for Three Lions.

Author: Ola Bjerkevoll

A passion for everything football and especially in Oceania. Owner of Football in Oceania.

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