Rivaldo – real name Vitor Borba Ferreira – got a warm welcome in Harare earlier today. The former Brazil and Barcelona star is visiting Zimbabwe as part of a government drive to promote tourism.
He could be seen strolling the streets of central Harare with hordes of mobbing fans in tow, says BBC Africa’s Stanley Kwenda.
His visit is part of promotional activities ahead of a proposed Zimbabwe legends v Barcelona legends football match scheduled for next month in Harare.
President Robert Mugabe has in the past expressed his affection for Barcelona.