Friday 17 May 2019

See African Football Legends That Are Already in Nigeria for Ambode's Testimonial Match

Lagos State Sports Commission has confirmed that the Agege Stadium is ready to host the African football legends who are coming to the state to feature at the testimonial match organised to honour the outgoing Governor of the Lagos State, His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode.

The event tagged Match for Ambode, will hold on Saturday, 18 May, 2019 at the Agege Stadium and it is being organised to honour Governor Ambode for his laudable contribution to sports development in Lagos since he assumed office in 2015.

The organisers, 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. Entertainers like Wizkid and Small Doctors will also be performing at the event.
There is also an assurance of adequate security before, during and after the event which starts by 10am on Saturday.

African football legends both in Nigeria and abroad have been invited and have also confirmed their participation in the one day event. Some of them are the President of Liberian and former World Footballer award winner, George Weah, Cameroonian Samuel Eto’o, Ivorian Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure also from Cote d’Ivoire. Diomansy Kamara, Peterside Idah, Geremi Njitap, Michael Essien, Lomana Lua- Lua, Samuel Eto, Didier Zokora, Kader Keita, Richard Kingston, Christian Karembu, El- Hadji Diouf.

Others include Peter Rufai, Finidi George, Mutiu Adepoju, Samson Siasia, Augustine Eguavoen, Joseph Yobo, Ike Shorunmu, Kanu Nwankwo, 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.

Akinwunmi Ambode to his Twitter handle this afternoon and announced that "It was an honour to host African football legends at Lagos House, Alausa this morning, ahead of the testimonial football match in my honour scheduled for tomorrow at the Agege Stadium. Please join us."

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