African football legends such as El Hadji Diouf and Khalilou Fadiga are already in the country for Saturday’s Testimonial match in honour of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode slated for the Agege Stadium in Lagos.
Concise News reports that the retired African players will feature in an exhibition match organised to celebrate the outgoing governor of Lagos State.
Ambode welcomed the stars in a Tweet on Friday.
It was an honour to host African football legends at Lagos House, Alausa this morning, ahead of the testimonial football match in my honour scheduled for tomorrow at the Agege Stadium. Please join us. pic.twitter.com/Y9jShu5xpH
— Akinwunmi Ambode (@AkinwunmiAmbode) May 17, 2019
Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Dr Kweku Tandoh, in a statement on Thursday, says the event was organized to honour Ambode for his laudable contributions to sports development in Lagos since he assumed office in 2015.
He says the organisers, a group of ex-internationals led by Waidi Akanni, have promised to put up a memorable event.
Tandoh adds that all the African football legends who come for the match would have a taste of good hospitality of the government and people of Lagos State.
Also, he assures that adequate security before, during and after the event which starts by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday had been beefed up.