Volleyball legend Giba will play for IBB Polonia London next month.
The Brazilian, 42, has won Olympic, world and World League gold medals during a decorated career and is widely regarded as one of the sport’s greatest-ever players.
He has agreed to turn out for the Brentford-based club in their final Super League game of the season, against Sheffield Hallam, which will be played at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre on April 14. Tickets are available online.
“London has an amazing potential as a city, and IBB Polonia London has an unbelievable potential to do something spectacular thanks to the people who have such passion and love for volleyball,” Giba said.
“I finished my career, but this sport still lives in my heart. I am returning to the field of play, because our sport needs people that can attract fans and sponsors.”
IBB Polonia London president Bartek Luszcz said: “Giba is known the whole world over and he still takes an active role in promoting this sport.
“For this reason we believe that his presence in London will delight numerous fans and the arena will be full to the rafters on the day of the game.
“We urge everyone to come and be part of this match and to see a real legend in action.
“I am confident that not only will the club benefit, but the whole of English volleyball.”