A testimonial match organised in honour of outgoing Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State will feature African football legends within Nigeria and abroad on Saturday in Agege Stadium, Lagos.
Dr Kweku Tandoh, Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, in a statement released on Thursday revealed that the event which will be tagged ‘Match for Ambode’ was put together in honour of the Governor’s laudable contributions to sports development in Lagos since he assumed office in 2015.
“Among 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, Samuel Eto, 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.
Dr Kweku also noted that the organisers, a group of ex-internationals led by Waidi Akanni, have promised to put up a memorable event.
The testimonial match with feature A-list artistes to spice up the event. Some of the mentioned artistes are Wizkid, Small Doctor amongst many others. The event is set to start by 10a.m. on Saturday.