Obasanjo at 85, plays football match


Obasanjo during the match

Obasanjo defeats Ogun govt tean in football match

By Valentine Amanze

 Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has proved to be a man of many parts as he scored goals in a novelty football match against Ogun State government team to mark his 85th birthday at Abeokuta, Ogun State at the weekend.

During the match played at the 5 Aside football pitch of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, the the former president attracted cheers from

friends and supporters, who came to celebrate with him.

Those, who witnessed the highly thrilling match include the 91-year-old President of Benin Republic, Nicephore Soglo; a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bayo Ojo, among others sports enthusiasts.

Obasanjo, who captained his team displayed his dexterity in football as his team defeated the Ogun State Government team led by the Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako Oyedele, by four goals to two, with the former president scoring the goals.

He attributed his agility to the grace of God as he recommended physical exercise, medical examination, good dieting, and social interaction for the elderly to keep them healthy.




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