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Sanwo-Olu, Dare, Hamzat, dignitaries, supporters grace Tinubu @ 70 novelty match in Lagos



• As ex-Super Eagles players defeat Team Lagos 2:0

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare; Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Demola Seriki; Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, public office holders at federal and state levels on Sunday converge on Lagos to honour the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, with a novelty match in celebration of his 70th birthday.

The novelty match between ex-Super Eagles players and Team Lagos, which took place at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena in Onikan, Lagos was attended by former and present members of the National Assembly, Lagos State Executive Council, Lagos State House of Assembly and local government chairmen, as well as members of the Governors Advisory Council (GAC), Lagos State APC executive members, among others.

The match, which was attended by Tinubu, who kick-off the ball to the admirations of thousands of spectators at the stadium, is part of the programme organised by the Tinubu Support Group in conjunction with the Lagos State Government, in honour of the APC National Leader, whose 70th birthday comes up on Tuesday, March 29.

Among the personalities that watch the match are the three senators representing Lagos in the National Assembly; Oluremi Tinubu (Lagos Central), Adeola Solomon (Lagos West) and Tokunbo Abiru (Lagos East), members of the House of Representatives and Lagos State House of Assembly; GAC member, Mr. Wale Edun; Lagos APC state chairman, Pastor Cornelius Ojelabi and his executive members; former Lagos Deputy Governor, Otunba Femi Pedro; former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, council chairmen, APC chieftains, sports ambassadors and enthusiasts, among others.

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During the novelty match, former Super Eagles Striker, Victor Agali scored two goals for the ex-international team led by Austin Jay Jay Okocha to defeat the Team Lagos, which is made up of former players of Stationery Scores and other clubs in Lagos State.

Agali scored the first goal 10 minutes into the second half from a brilliant pass from Julius Aghahowa. Agali net the second goal 12 minutes later through his head from a cross by Austin Okocha, who displayed brilliant and dribbling skills during the match to remember Nigerians of his active days in the national team.

The ex-internationals team also included; Nwankwo Kanu, Peter Rufai, Ike Shorunmu, Taribo West, Garba Lawal, Mutiu Adepoju, Victor Ikpeba and Abiodun Obafemi, among others.

Team Lagos was captained by the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Mudashiri Obasa. Other members of the team are Waidi Akanni, Godwin Okpara, Friday Ekpo, Sanni Doherty, Akeem Ogunlade, Wasiu Ipaye, Taiwo Oloyede, Yusuf Ayinla and Alhaji Gafar, among others.
Prior to the novelty match between the ex-international and Team Lagos, there was a football match between Team Abuja comprising members of the National Assembly and Team B, made of up members of the Lagos State Executive Council, House of Assembly and council chairmen.

The Team Manager for Team Abuja was a member of the House of Representatives, representing Ikeja Federal Constituency, Hon. James Faleke, while Team Lagos was led by the Chief of Staff to Lagos State Governor, Mr. Tayo Ayinde.

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