See Liberian President, Weah, Drogba, Eto’o Others to Play in Friendly Match to Honour of Ambode

Former World Footballer of the Year and President of Liberia, George Weah; Ivory Coast and Chelsea FC of England legend, Didier Drogba, Cameroonian and former FC Barcelona of Spain star, Samuel Eto’o alongside other  world football legends will be gracing the football pitch once again for the Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode farewell football match.
The football match according to the organisers is billed to hold on May 18, 2019.
In a statement in Lagos on Wednesday, The Chairman of the Organising Committee, ex-Nigerian ex-international, Wahidi Akanni, revealed that the game was aimed at giving Ambode a befitting farewell.
Weah in his active football days

“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 also stated 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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