The organising committee for the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode farewell soccer match has confirmed that former World Footballer of the 12 months and President of Liberia, George Weah, and notable world soccer legends, together with Didier Drogba would play on the excessive profile sport.
Ambode might be leaving workplace on Could 29 after his bid to get a second time period failed. Nevertheless, the epoch-making match will come up on Could 18 in Lagos.
The Chairman Organising Committee for ‘The Match’, Nigerian ex-international, Wahidi Akanni, in a press release in Lagos yesterday, disclosed that the sport was geared toward giving Mr Ambode a befitting farewell.
“Governor Ambode has served Lagos meritoriously for 4 years, so the match might be performed on the newly remodelled Onikan Stadium on Could 18, which is 11days to his ultimate handover on Could 29.
“Other than George Weah and Drogba, different African legends have signed up for the sport between African Legends and Ex-Tremendous Eagles’ stars.
“Others who will play on the facet of the African legends are Michael Essien and Samuel Eto’O Fills,” Akanni mentioned.
He additionally acknowledged that for the occasion to have trappings of youth soccer improvement, there could be a soccer clinic at Campos Sq..
“The stage has been set for a curtain raiser between Lagos United Underneath-15 girls and boys towards their Kebbi State counterparts.
“That is to boost the sport aimed to rejoice the sports activities achievements of Ambode in Lagos State.
“The U-15 video games are geared toward elevating consciousness for grassroots soccer improvement, which has gained prominence throughout the nation.
“The proceeds from these video games might be donated to the kids of some ex-internationals who’ve been discovering it troublesome to pay college charges,” he mentioned.