The Akinwunmi Ambode testimonial/send-forth game for the outgoing governor of Lagos State, tagged ‘The Match’ has now been officially moved from the newly designed Onikan Stadium, on the Lagos Island, to the ‘Soccer Temple’ Agege Stadium, Lagos.
The change of venue was confirmed by the general coordinator of the event and former chairman of the Lagos State Football Association, Waidi Akanni.
Akanni said on Tuesday in Lagos that the venue of the match, which would see the likes of former World Footballer of the Year and President of Liberia, George Weah, in action among other retired top African soccer legends like El-Hadji Diouf, was moved from the Onikan Stadium because of the ongoing work at the facility that was completely rebuilt by the outgoing governor.
Other organisers of the game – Samson Siasia and Mutiu Adepoju – put the kick off time of ‘The Match’ for 2.30pm.
The trio of Akanni, Siasia and Adepoju noted that the VIP tickets will go on sale on May 5 at various outlets to be announced soon.
Other members of the team of African legends that would play against ex-Super Eagles stars include Michael Essien, Samuel Eto’O Fills, Abubarkar Titi Camara, Didier Zokora and Yaya Toure, among others.
They have all confirmed their presence at ‘The Match’. Meanwhile, a last minute confirmation is expected from the managers of Didier Drogba.