Football Legends Weah, Drogba, Others to Feature In Amobode’s Farewell Match In MayFeatured, Latest News, Sports Thursday, April 11th, 2019
By Ayo Balogun
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some world Football Legends such as the incumbent Liberian President, George Weah and Ivorian, Didier Drogba, among others have been shortlisted to participate in the outgoing Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode farewell football match slated for next month.
The organising committee for the match confirmed Wednesday that the game has been scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2019.
The Chairman Organising Committee and Nigerian ex-international, Wahidi Akanni, in a statement issued in Lagos disclosed that the game was aimed at giving Ambode a befitting farewell.
“Gov. Ambode has served Lagos meritoriously for four years, so the match will be played at the newly remodeled Onikan Stadium on May 18, which is 11days to his final handover on May 29.
“Aside from George Weah and Drogba, other African legends have signed up for the game between African Legends and Ex-Super Eagles’ stars.
“Others who will play on the side of the African legends are Michael Essien and Samuel Eto’O Fills,” Akanni said.
He added that for the event to have trappings of youth football development there would be a football clinic at the Campos Square.
“The stage has been set for a curtain raiser between Lagos United Under-15 boys and girls against their Kebbi State counterparts.
“This is to spice up the game aimed to celebrating the sports achievements of Ambode in Lagos State.
“The U-15 games are aimed at raising awareness for grassroots football development, which has gained prominence across the country.
“The proceeds from these games will be donated to the children of some ex-internationals who have been finding it difficult to pay school fees,” he said.
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