Colourful Photos As 1994 Eagles Triumph at Tinubu’s 70th Novelty Match
Photos of the match between the 1994 Super Eagles team that won the African Cup of Nations and ex-Lagos Internationals have been released.
The match was in honour former governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu, whose 70th birthday was marked with a novelty match between the two teams.
Asiwaju Tinubu, whose birthday is March 29, is bidding for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Those who played for the ex-Lagos Internationals include Godwin Okpara and Friday Ekpo. A side was led by a former junior international Waheed Akani, The Nation Newspaper reports.
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Ex-Eagles stars were coached by former Super Eagles assistant coach Fatai Amoo.
Asiwaju Tinubu was accompanied to the Mobolaji Sports Arena, Onikan, Lagos venue by his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu. Tinubu wore the Super Eagles jersey.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, deputy governor Obafemi Hamzat, executive council members, senators, House of Representatives members, among other political associated were present to honour the APC stalwart.
Kanu explains himself to Nigerians
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that following reactions from Nigerians, former Super Eagles striker, Nwankwo Kanu, has come out to personally explained himself to Nigerians, over his visit to the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s National Leader and 2023 presidential hopeful, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
According to him, Bola Tinubu was there for him when he wanted to start his Kanu Heart Foundation. Recall that Nigerians like activist and presidential aspirant, Omoyele Sowore, blasted former Super Eagles players for paying a visit to Tinubu.
"Hunger is a bast*rd! JJ Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, Victor Ikpeba, Taribo West, and Other Ex-super Eagles Players Paid Tinubu a Visit Today To Endorse Him..! I used to think Victor Ikpeba was a smart person! Shame on these ex-soccer Super Eagles players! Imagine sending them to play for Nigeria as a team to the world cup after they've expired? #WeCantContinueLikeThis."
Video of Kanu Nwankwo praising Bola Ahmed Tinubu will melt your heart
Legit.ng had also reported that Kanu revealed that Bola Tinubu's helped him kick start his Kanu Heart Foundation by donating a huge sum of money.
The former Super Eagles striker disclosed this on Saturday, March 19, 2022, when he and other ex-internationals visited Tinubu to congratulate him on his 70th birthday which comes up on March 29.
Other players at the event include former goalkeepers, Peter Rufai, Ike Shorunmu and Dosu Joseph; former captain, Austin 'Jay Jay' Okocha; and defenders Taribo West and Uche Okechukwu.