Eric Cantona has touched down in Singapore, alongside Pelé and Cobi Jones as they kick off The 2011 New York Cosmos Asia Tour.
Cantona is scheduled to attend a mix of events, starting with a Q&A session hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce at Marina Bay Sands on Thursday March 3, 2011. This will be followed by a press conference at the Jalan Basar Stadium prior to the Courts Young Lions S-League match vs. Geyland United. Cantona will meet the players and fans in a football fiesta event. Cantona will wrap up his visit by having an autograph session at the Courts Megastore @Tampines on Saturday March 5, 2011.
Other events Cantona will also be attending (no scheduled date/time):
- A gala dinner with Singapore President S.R. Nathan and his wife in attendance, benefiting the Bone Marrow Donor Programme
- Ribbon-cutting of a brand new soccer pitch being unveiled at the Singapore Sports School
- An exclusive launch of the Umbro New York Cosmos home kit with leading soccer retailer Weston at their Queensway Shopping Centre Branch.
The New York Cosmos will also target Asia as they seek to gain more exposure across the World, which could see Cantona heading to more countries as their Director of Soccer.
“We are excited to be here to meet fans, players, partners, leaders and dignitaries – and to let everyone know that The New York Cosmos are back. We will continue to integrate Asia in all that we do, and look forward to returning to this region in the very near future,” said Paul Kemsley, Chairman of the New York Cosmos.
Stay tuned to live updates, photos and more as EricCantona.com attends the Q&A and press conference tomorrow!