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Ambode international farewell game ‘The Match’ gets May 18 date

The organising committee for the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode farewell football match, has confirmed May 18, 2019 for the high profile game that would see former World Footballer of the Year and president of Liberia, George Weah play along notable world football legends as Didier Drogba.

The Chairman Organising Committee for ‘The Match’, Nigerian ex-international, Wahidi Akanni, said in Lagos that, the game aimed at giving Governor Ambode a befitting farewell after serving Lagos meritoriously for four years, will be played at the newly remodelled Onikan Stadium on May 18, eleven days his final handover on May 29.

He noted that aside from George Weah and Drogba, other African legend signed up for the game between African Legends and Ex- Super Eagles’ stars, others who will play on the side of the African legends include: Michael Essien and Samuel Eto’O Fills.

Akanni also stated that, for the event to have a trappings of youth football development after the earlier organisation of a football clinic at the Campos Square, the stage has been set for a curtain raiser between Lagos United Under-15 boys and girls against their Kebbi State counterparts to spice up the game aimed to celebrate the sports achievements of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in Lagos State.

He said the U-15 games is aimed at raising awareness for grassroots football development which has gained prominence across the country. He added that the proceeds from these games will be donated to the children of some ex-internationals who have been finding it difficult to pay school fees.

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