BY

FOLUSHO ALADE

 

Football legends, coaches and ex-internationals across Africa will gather in Lagos on the 15th of February 2019 to honour the outgoing governor of Lagos State SOUTH- WEST Nigeria, MR AKINWUNMI AMBODE  and say thank you for his immense contributions to sports development in Lagos state and Nigeria in  general.

According to a press release by the MATCH INTERNATIONAL , organizers of the event through its spokesperson WAIDI AKANNI, activities leading to the ‘THANK YOU’ novelty match tagged ‘’AFRICA XI  VS  NAIJA LEGENDS’’ will commence with a football clinic for kids between the ages of  13-17 years which will be coordinated by ex-international and former SUPER EAGLES handler SAMSON SIASIA .  The clinic will  attract  male  and  female  players  and run through  the 8th -9th of February 201 9 at the famous CAMPOS SQUARE  in Lagos.

Former world footballer of the year and Liberian president GEORGE OPONG WEAH and  CHELSEA  legend  DIDIER  DROGBA  have  confirmed their participation in the  novelty match which will take place at the ONIKAN STADIUM Lagos  according  to the organisers.

ACCESS BANK PLC, title sponsor of the IAAF labelled LAGOS  MARATHON  and SIFAX GROUP are some of the corporate bodies that has identified with the events so far.

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