Sporting activities News of Sunday, 19 May 2019
Ghana legend Stephen Appiah was between a galaxy of African soccer legends who performed the testimonial match in honour of outgoing Lagos Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode at the Agege Stadium in Lagos on Saturday.
The match dubbed “The Match” witnessed the greatest number of African legend to played in a Nigerian testimonial recreation as compared to very similar matches organised in the earlier.
African legends like former Liverpool star Titi Camara of Guinea and Senegal winger Khalllou Fadiga as effectively as Appiah were portion of the major gamers lined up versus their Nigerian opponents.
Other individuals are Lomana Lualua, Seydou Keita and former African Footballer of the 12 months, El Hadji Diouf of Senegal and have been coached by Nigeria’s Fanny Amun.
For the Nigerian greats, ace dribbler, Jay Jay Okocha led other individuals such as Mutiu Adepoju, Uche Okechukwu, Garba Lawal, goalkeeper Peter Rufai, Nwankwo Kanu, Augustine Eguavoen and Ike Shorunmu.
Other gamers were ace comedian, Ayo Makun (AY), Daniel Amokachi, Tijani Babangida, Deputy Governor of Edo Point out, Philip Shuaibu, Julius Aghahowa and Obafemi Martins.
They were coached by the Atlanta 96 Gold Medalist Coach, Jo Bonfere.
The really entertaining match finished 4-4.
The African Stars goal scorers ended up Titi Camara and El Hadji Diouf who the two scored a brace, although Kanu Nwankwo, Garba Lawal, Obafemi Martins and Ayo Makun scored for Nigerian stars.
El Hadji Diouf, previous African Footballer of the Calendar year, and the Most Precious Participant (MVP) of the match, explained he was delighted to be element of the history.
“I am delighted to be section of this match because I have fantastic regard for Nigerians and their footballers whom I have fulfilled and played with.
“I know that Nigerians really like the game of soccer, that’s why it is fantastic to occur below and honour the governor,” he claimed.
NAN experiences that Gov. Ambode was inducted into the Hall of Fame by President Normal of Nigerian Football Supporters Club, Rafiu Ladipo, who described the governor as a person who definitely has passion for sports.
Also in attendance ended up the Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, Chairman of the Lagos Point out Sports activities Fee, Kweku Tandoh and some Lagos Condition commissioners.