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Didier Drogba, George Weah To Play At Ambode’s Farewell Football Match

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Akinwunmi Ambode, the governor of Lagos State farewell football match has been slated for May 18, 2019.

According to the organisers, the match would see former World Footballer of the Year and President of Liberia, George Weah, play alongside notable world football legends, including Didier Drogba.

In a statement in Lagos on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, the chairman, organising committee for the match, Nigerian ex-international, Wahidi Akanni, said the game was aimed at giving Ambode a befitting farewell.

Part of the statement said: “Governor Ambode has served Lagos meritoriously for four years; so, the match will be played at the newly remodeled Onikan Stadium on May 18, 2019, which is 11 days to his final handover on May 29, 2019.

“Aside from George Weah and Drogba, other African legends have signed up for the game between African legends and ex- Super Eagles’ stars.

“Others who will play on the side of the African legends are Michael Essien and Samuel Eto’O Fills,”

He also stated that, for the event to have trappings of youth football development, there would be 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.

“This is to spice up the game aimed to celebrating the sports achievements of Ambode in Lagos State.

“The U-15 games are aimed at raising awareness for grassroots football development, which has gained prominence across the country.

“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,” he said.

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