Weah, Drogba, Eto’o, others expected in Lagos for Ambode’s testimonial match

George Weah

African football legends in Nigeria and abroad will on May 18 storm Agege Stadium in Lagos to feature in the testimonial match organised to honour the outgoing Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.

Among the stars that have confirmed their participation for the one-day event include Liberian President and former World Footballer award winner, George Weah, Cameroonian Samuel Eto’o, Ivorians Didier Drogba and Yaya Toure.

Also to be at the occasion is Diomansy Kamara, Peterside Idah, Geremi Njitap, Michael Essien, Lomana Lua-Lua, Samuel Eto’o, Didier Zokora, Kader Keita, Richard Kingston, Christian Karembu, El- Hadji Diouf.

Others are Peter Rufai, Finidi George, Mutiu Adepoju, Samson Siasia, Augustine Eguavoen, Joseph Yobo, Ike Shorunmu, Kanu Nwankwo, Austin Jay- Jay Okocha, Daniel Amokachi.

The list includes Emmanuel Amunike, Phillip Shuaibu (Deputy Governor of Edo State), Taribo West, Victor Ezeji, Tijani Babangida, Emma Okocha, Ifeanyi Udeze, Uche Okechukwu and Garba Lawal.

Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Kweku Tandoh, in a statement on Thursday said the event tagged ‘Match for Ambode’ is organised to honour Ambode for his contribution to sports development in Lagos since he assumed office in 2015.

He said the organisers, a group of ex-internationals led by Waidi Akanni, have promised to put up a memorable event, adding that all the African football legends who will come for the match will have a taste of good hospitality of the government and people of Lagos State.

Tandoh added that the testimonial match would be spiced up with music from a-list artistes including Wizkid, Small Doctor among many others.

He also assured that adequate security before, during and after the event which starts by 10 am have been heightened.