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Siasia, 29 others for Ambode’s school kids football clinic


[FILES] Samson Siasia

Over 1,000 school boys and girls aged between 13 and 17 years are to benefit from a three-day soccer clinic put together by organizers of The Match, aimed at celebrating the achievements of Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode in sports.

According to a member of the organizing committee, Waidi Akanni, the soccer clinic, scheduled to take place at the Campos Mini Stadium on Lagos Island, will hold between January 28 and February 1.

“The idea behind the soccer clinic is to impact basic knowledge of football to the teenagers in order to help them develop the right skills,” observed the former Super Eagles player.


He listed some of the former internationals, who are now coaches to be involved in the coaching clinic, include former Super Eagles Head Coach, Samson Siasia and 29 others.

“Samson (Siasia) is leading other top coaches in the country to the coaching clinic where the basic knowledge of football will be taught. It is one of the Programmes that we have lined up ahead of the African Legends versus Nigeria All Stars match to take place in March,” Akanni said yesterday.

To get involved in the football clinic, Akanni said interested kids or parents only need to visit The Match for Ambode website at: to register for the event.

He listed some of the sponsors and partners of the event as Access Bank, Sifax, LIRS, amongst others.

Former World Footballer of the Year (1995) and now Liberian President, George Opong Weah, former Chelsea and Cote d’Ivoire legend, Didier Drogba and several others will file out against their Nigerian counterparts, including Nwankwo Kanu, Julius Aghahowa, Osaze Odemwingie, Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Odion Ighalo, etc.

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