- Super Eagles legend played against the Kogi state executive in a testimonial match
- Governor Bello scored for Kogi executive in a match that ended in 1-1 draw
- Former Super Eagles captain Austin Okocha and Nwankwo Kanu featured in this tie
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state on Tuesday evening, March 30, scored against the Super Eagles legends in a testimonial match played at the Confluence stadium in Lokoja.
The match which ended 1-1 was between the Kogi state executive council and the former Super Eagles team of 1994 and 1996.
Former Premier League star Austin Okocha was the captain for the Super Eagles legends in the testimonial match in Lokoja, while Governor Bello led the Kogi state executive team.
It was an interesting match as Governor Bello showed impressive skills in the midfield where he dribbled the likes of Okocha and Kanu perfectly.
The general manager of Kogi United, Barrister Malik Suleiman, who watched the match, told Legit.ng that Governor Bello could have been a professional footballer.
"The match was an interesting one in which Governor Bello was the man of the match because of how he played the game as if he was a professional footballer.
"Even Okocha and Kanu Nwankwo could not believe that Governor Bello has such skills which was amazing and that shows the qualities of a good leader."
Governor Yahaya Bello scored the first goal for Kogi executive via a penalty sending Peter Rufai the wrong way in the 38th minute before Julius Aghahowa restored parity for the Super Eagles legend at the death.
Gernot Rohr's men had already qualified for the tournament but played for pride as the Nigerian national team return to Lagos after more than two decades.
Nigeria's first chance of the game came in the 8th minute when Samuel Chukwueze advanced Oghenekaro Etebo. The Galatasaray man delivered a low rocket which left goalkeeper Sekhoane Moerane sprawling.
Super Eagles took the lead in the 23rd minute through Napoli man Victor Osimhen who took advantage of a slack defense before flicking the ball into the net.
Etebo and Paul Onuachu scored the two other goals as Gernot Rohr and his men finished the qualifiers impressively.