A testimonial match tagged ‘Match For Ambode’ will be played in honour of outgoing Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode.
‘Match For Ambode’ is set to host world class African players like Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure and President of Liberia and former world footballer award winner, George Weah amongst others.
Dr Kweku Tandoh, Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, in a statement released on Thursday said that the event was birthed 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 said a group of ex-internationals who are the organisers 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.