Weah & ex-Chelsea stars to play at Ambode’s farewell game

Nigerian Football News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 11/04/2019

George Weah and Didier Drogba will join others African legends to bid the outgoing governor of Lagos state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode with a farewell football match on May 18, 2019, at Onikan Stadium.

According to the organizing committee of the match, Ambode who has been the governor of Lagos almost four years now will be honoured with a high profile game which would see former World Footballer of the Year and President of Liberia, plus ex-Chelsea players and Barcelona legend.

The chairman, organising committee for the match, Nigerian ex-international, Wahidi Akanni, in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday disclosed that the game was aimed at giving Ambode a befitting farewell.

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

"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 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 concluded.