Arsenal and French football legend Thierry Henry has been named a chief in Nigeria due to his exploits with the ball during his career.
Henry, one of the most popular football figures in Nigeria, recently visited the West African country and as part of an event organized by Guinness was presented with the honour.
The current assistant manager of the Belgian national team was dressed in kingly garb and christened ‘Igwe’, which means king in Igbo.
Henry, 40, was a member of the legendary Arsenal ‘Invincibles’ team which went an entire season without losing a game and finished his career as the club’s all time top goalscorer.
Igwe Thierry Henry 1 😍 pic.twitter.com/msjemuVFOW
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