- Some international footballers will be participating for a novelty match in celeberation of Bola Tinubu
- The players to include Nwankwo Kanu, Austin Okocha, Peter Rufai, Tijani Babangida, Mutiu Adepoju, Garba Lawal, Julius Aghahowa
- The match is part of a series of activities lined up for celebrating the APC national leader who will turn 70
No less than 17 ex-internationals have been lined up to participate in a novelty football match to commemorate the 70th birthday anniversary of former Lagos governor Bola Tinubu.
Umar Mohammed, Director-General of Tinubu Support Group (TSG), which is organising the event, disclosed this at the TSG Campaign Office in Abuja on Tuesday.
He listed the players to include Nwankwo Kanu, Austin Okocha, Peter Rufai, Tijani Babangida, Mutiu Adepoju, Garba Lawal, Julius Aghahowa, Victor Ikpeba, Uche Okechukwu and Ifeanyi Udeze.
The rest are Taribo West, Victor Agali, Ike Shorunmu, Victor Ezeji, Abiodun Obafemi, Dosu Joseph and Jonathan Akpoborire.
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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the ex-internationals are to face an the Team Asiwaju at the Onikan Stadium in Lagos on Sunday.
The match is part of a series of activities lined up for between Sunday and March 29 when Tinubu, now a presidential aspirant in the All Progressives Congress (APC), will turn 70.
“As a frontier of Alhaji Ahmed Tinubu presidential ambition, the management and staff of TSG, in collaboration with the Lagos state government, have perfected plans ahead of the 70th birthday of our principal, the incoming President of Nigeria come 2023,” Mohammed said.
He added that his group would in collaboration with the Lagos state government organise the football match and prayers simultaneously across the six geo-political zones of the country.
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Tinubu who is a presidential aspirant of the ruling party commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his faith in the APC.
A statement released by the former governor of Lagos state after the controversial removal of the chairman of the party's caretaker committee, Mai Mala-Buni, said it is important for party members to be guided in their actions.
Tinubu said the ruling party must be fair in its dealings with issues affecting the party and should be able to make an impact in the country through its internal party political processes.
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