A testimonial match was organised in honour of outgoing Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State. The match featured African football legends within Nigeria and abroad on Saturday in Agege Stadium, Lagos.
The Testimonial match was earlier announced by Dr Kweku Tandoh, the Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, via a statement released on Thursday.
The event that was held today was tagged ‘Match for Ambode’ and was put together in honour of the Governor’s laudable contributions to sports development in Lagos since he assumed office in 2015.
Football legends from Nigeria and other African countries converged today at the Agege Stadium to play a testimonial football match to honour the outgoing governor of Lagos State; Akinwunmi Ambode, to mark the end of his tenure as the Governor.
Among the stars who participated for the one-day event include the President of Liberia 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.
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