Yénier Márquez, Pele and Raul Gonzalez Blanco.

The New York Cosmos will become the first professional American sports team to play a match in Cuba.

After more than 50 years of hostilities, Cuba and the USA’s fractured relationship is well and truly on the mend. Proof of this will be evident on Tuesday, 2 June when the New York Cosmos become the first professional American sports team to play a match in Cuba in over 15 years.

Cosmos, the former side of one of Africa’s top players, Jomo Sono from South Africa, and Brazilian legend Pele, will play the Lions of the Caribbean in an exhibition match as part of ongoing efforts initiated by the two countries presidents to heal the long-standing political rift. 

The match is exclusively live on SuperSport 3 HD from 22:45 (CAT) on Tuesday.