Obasanjo @78 Plays, Scores Two Goals At Birthday Novelty Match

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Wednesday, dazzled many during a fun filled football match held at MKO International Stadium, Abeokuta when his Presidential Library team slugged it out with a team of Ogun State Government led by the governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
At the end of the novelty match which was to commemorate the 78th birthday of Obasanjo, OOPL team defeated the state government team with 2-1. Obasanjo who was the skipper for his team displayed some dexterity on the field of play and scored the two goals while the Special Assistant to the governor on Special Duties scored the only goal for the government team.
Obasanjo lost about four scoring chances.
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The first half of a 60-minute of play was goalless, as both team lost scoring chances.
But the OOPL team rebound in the second half with players such as Prof. Akin Mabogunje, 88-year-old Dr. Femi Olopade, and one of aides of the former president, Vitalis among others, gave the Amosun-led team a tough time.
Mabogunje was a capable hand at the goal post.
Helping the Amosun’s team on the defensive, were the secretary to the state government, Adeoluwa Taiwo, and the state chief of staff, Prof. Ganiu Olatunde among other.
The Five-A-Side match ended with Obasanjo, Amosun and Mabogunje winning golden boots, most valuable player and golden gloves respectively.

Author: News Editor

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