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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Obasanjo Scores Two Goals during His Birthday’s Match


Baba is a unique character. It was a fun filled football match on Wednesday at the MKO International Stadium in Abeokuta when a team led by President Olusegun Obasanjo 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 ex-President's 78th birthday, Obasanjo's team beat the Ogun State government team 2-1.

The two goals were scored by Obasanjo


while the Special Assistant to the governor on Special Duties scored one goal for the government team.

The first half of a 60-minute of play was goalless, as both team lost scoring chances. Obasanjo who displayed some dexterity on the field of play lost about four scoring chances.

But the Obasanjo 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 in goal.
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 others.

The Five-a-Side match ended with Obasanjo, Amosun and Mabogunje winning golden boots, Most Valuable Player and Golden Gloves awards respectively.

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