Liberia’s president George Weah, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o and other notable names will participate in a farewell match for Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
This was confirmed by the organising committee for the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode farewell football match.
The farewell match will take place on May 18 just few days before Ambode leaves office on May 29 after failing to clinch a second term.
The chairman of the committee, Nigerian ex-international, Wahidi Akanni, in a statement in Lagos yesterday, stated that the game was aimed at giving Mr Ambode a befitting farewell.
Governor Ambode has served Lagos meritoriously for four years, so the match will be played at the newly remodelled 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 there would be a football clinic at Campos Square to enable the event have youth development trappings.
“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 celebrate 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.