African football stars arrive Lagos for Ambode.
Top African football legends, including the former Liberian International football star turned president, George Weah, Drogba Samuel Eto’o, and others have arrived Lagos for the much awaited testimonial match organized for the outgoing Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
The match is expected to hold this Saturday at Agege Stadium in honour of the governor for his accomplishments and exemplary leadership in the last four years in the state.
Kweku Tandoh, the Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, on Thursday, noted that the event tagged “Match for Ambode” was organized to honour the outgoing governor for his laudable contributions to sports development in Lagos since he assumed office in 2015.
“The stars that have confirmed their participation for the one-day event include the President of Liberia and former world footballer award winner, George Weah, Cameroonian Samuel Eto’o, Ivorian Didier Drogba.
“Yaya Toure, also from Cote d’Ivoire, Diomansy Kamara, Peterside Idah, Geremi Njitap, Michael Essien, Lomana Lua-Lua, Didier Zokora, Kader Keita, Richard Kingston, Christian Karembu, El- Hadji Diouf.
“Others include Peter Rufai, Finidi George, Mutiu Adepoju, Samson Siasia, Augustine Eguavoen, Joseph Yobo, Ike Shorunmu, Kanu Nwankwo, Austin Jay- Jay Okocha, Daniel Amokachi, Emmanuel Amunike, Phillip Shuaibu (Deputy Governor, Edo State).
“Taribo West, Victor Ezeji, Tijani Babangida, Emma Okocha, Ifeanyi Udeze, Uche Okechukwu and Garba Lawal,” he said.
He said the organizers, a group of ex-internationals led by Waidi Akanni, have promised to put up a memorable event.
Tandoh added that all the African football legends who come for the match would have a taste of good hospitality of the government and people of Lagos State.