Legendary Footballers such as George Weah, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o, Michael Essien and Roger Milla are set to play the Gov Ambode’s farewell football match
They are part of those footballers that will be participating in the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode farewell football match.
Wahidi Akanni, a former Nigerian footballer, who is the chairman of the organising committee announced May 18, 2019, as the big day for the match.
“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 ”
“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.”