Ambode’s testimonial match ends in a draw
The Agege Stadium in Lagos buzzed with excitement, yesterday, as top African and Nigerian football legends honoured the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode with a testimonial match as he gets set to exit office.
Virtually all the biggest African and Nigerian stars to have played the round leather game turned up for the thrilling match, which saw the stadium filled to capacity.
Players on the Nigerian legend’s team coached by Olympic gold medal winning coach, Bonfere Joe, include Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Samson Siasia, Daniel Amokachi, Augustine Eguavoen, Mutiu Adepoju, Emmanuel Amunike, Taribo West, Uche Okechukwu, Garba Lawal, Peter Rufai and Ike Shorunmu.
Before the game, Governor Ambode was given a guard of honour by both teams as he walked through with fireworks display to perform the official kick-off.
Earlier, there was a novelty match between an U-15 side from Lagos and their counterparts from Kebbi State, with the visitors running away with 5-0 victory.
Ambode was also inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Nigeria Supporters Club (NSC) for his unwavering support towards sports development and especially football in Nigeria.