The organising committee for the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode farewell football match has confirmed May 18 , 2019 for the high – profile game .
The epoch match , according to the organisers, would see former World Footballer of the Year and President of Liberia , George Weah, play alongside notable world football legends, including Didier Drogba .
The chairman , organising committee for the match , Nigerian ex – international , Wahidi Akanni , in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday disclosed that the game was aimed at giving Ambode a befitting farewell .
“Governor Ambode has served Lagos meritoriously for four years; so , the match will be played at the newly remodeled Onikan Stadium on May 18 , which is 11 days to his final handover on May 29 .
“ Aside from George Weah and Drogba , other African legends have signed up for the game between African legends and ex – Super Eagles’ stars .
“ Others who will play on the side of the African legends are Michael Essien and Samuel Eto ’ O Fills , ” Akanni said .
He also stated that, for the event to have trappings of youth football development , there would be a football clinic at the Campos Square .
“ The stage has been set for a curtain raiser between Lagos United Under – 15 boys and girls against their Kebbi State counterparts.
“ This is to spice up the game aimed to celebrating the sports achievements of Ambode in Lagos State.
“ The U- 15 games are aimed at raising awareness for grassroots football development , which has gained prominence across the country .
“ The proceeds from these games will be donated to the children of some ex -internationals who have been finding it difficult to pay school fees , ” he said .