While over the years he is used to the red jersey of Arsenal, French striker Thierry Henry had a royal touch of red on Sunday as he was coronated as the 'Igwe of Goals' in Lagos.

Henry who was visiting Nigeria for the first time was quite elated with the electrifying reception he got from the fans and even though he had long been labeled Igwe, it was on Sunday that he was coronated as he got his red cap, tusk and other royal accessories.

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Thierry Henry

As he arrived into the Landmark Centre Hall, fans screamed "Igwe, Igwe" and he was asked by host Biola Kazeem if he aware that he was called by that name.

"(Nwankwo) Kanu never told me," Henry said, referring to his former Arsenal teammate and Nigeria legend. 

Thierry Henry

Aside receiving the ‘Igwe of football’ title, Henry also participated in the cooking of Jollof rice. The 40-year-old Frenchman retired from football in 2014.

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