Manchester United legend Patrice Evra received a warm welcome when he touched down at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.
The former left-back arrived in Ghana on Monday evening as part of his tour of the continent as he promotes his new book.
The 41-year-old ex-France international’s autobiography is titled ‘I Love This Game’ and he has been on a promotion tour.
Evra was received at the airport by television personality Nana Aba Anamoah and some fans, with the ex-footballer expressing his delight at the warm reception.
He also revealed that he has heard so much about the popular Ghana Jollof and couldn’t wait to finally taste it.
“It’s crazy. I didn’t expect this kind of warm reception from all the Ghanaian people,” an excited Evra said.
“It’s my first time in Ghana and I’ll remember that all my life. I love this game. I already feel the love. I’ve been to Nigeria and Senegal and I can tell you this is the best welcome. The next thing to try is the Ghana jollof.”
Many Ghanaian football fans have fond memories of Evra, who once posted a video of comic actor Akrobeto’s Real News.
In December, the former left-back slammed organisers of the Ballon d’Or for snubbing players from the African continent.
He noted that Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) deserved more respect than the competition was getting.
Lionel Messi picked up his seventh Ballon d’Or last year, with Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho placing second and third.
Only two African players were nominated in the 30-man shortlist, with Mohamed Salah and Riyad Mahrez finishing seventh and 20th, respectively.
Meanwhile, Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was not nominated despite winning the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup with the Blues.
The Senegalese shot-stopper was also beaten by Gianluigi Donnarumma to the Lev Yashin Trophy, which is awarded to the best goalkeeper in the world.