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Friday, 17 May 2019

Agege Stadium To Host Weah, Jay-Jay Okocha Eto’o, Toure, Didier Drogba, Others In Gov. Ambode Testimonial Match

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A good number of African football legends will converge at Agege Stadium in Lagos on Saturday, May 18 to feature in a testimonial match organized in honor of the out-going governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode.

Among the stars who have confirmed their participation in the one-day event include The President of Liberian and former World Footballer of the year, George Opon Weah, Cameroonian Samuel Eto’o, Ivorian Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure also from Cote d’Ivoire, Diomansy Kamara.
Others are Peterside Idah, Geremi Njitap, Michael Essien, Lomana Lua-Lua, Samuel Eto, Didier Zokora, Kader Keita, Richard Kingston, Christian Karembu, El- Hadji Diouf, Peter Rufai, Finidi George, Mutiu Adepoju, Samson Siasia, Augustine Eguavoen, Joseph Yobo, Ike Shorunmu, Kanu Nwankwo.
On the card are also Austin Jay- Jay Okocha, Daniel Amokachi, Emmanuel Amunike, Phillip Shuaibu (Deputy Governor, Edo State), Taribo West, Victor Ezeji, Tijani Babangida, Emma Okocha, Ifeanyi Udeze, Uche Okechukwu and Garba Lawal.
In a statement on Thursday signed by the Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr. Kweku Tandoh, the event tagged ‘Match for Ambode’, is being organized to honor Governor Ambode for his laudable contribution to sports development in Lagos since he assumed office in 2015.
He said the organizers, a group of ex-internationals led by Waidi Akanni have promised to put up a memorable event, adding that all the African football legends who come for the match will have a taste of good hospitality of the government and people of Lagos State.
Tandoh added that the testimonial match would be spiced up with music from A-list artistes including Wizkid, Small Doctor amongst many others.
He also assured that adequate security before, during and after the event which starts by 10am on Saturday have been firmed up.


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