Unlike most rich and famous footballers, Messi has no airs about him. He is never in the news for the wrong reasons and hardly linked to any major controversy.
Cesc Fabregas too is very popular in Nigeria, because of his previous affinity with Arsenal Football Club of England – a club with millions of fans in Africa’s most populous country.
It is therefore no surprise that fans of the duo will bump into them and request a photo opportunity. Nigerian actresses Ebube Nwagbo and Uche Nnaji seem to be such fans.
The pictures were posted on Ebube Nwagbo’s instagram page. The 32-year-old Anambra-born actress revealed that she and her colleague bumped into the players when they were shopping at the Phillip Plein shop on Bond Street, London.
Messi is currently visiting Fabregas in London as the duo struck up a bond while the latter was plying his trade for Barcelona.
Ebube, who was once linked to pop singer Kcee, was spotted last year going on aboat cruise with dance-hall artiste Timaya.