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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June 12 Anniversary Match: Gov. Fashola, Others Play For Abiola Today

READY...Governor Babatunde Fashola moves ahead with the ball during the last Kanu Testimonial match at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. Fashola will lead the All Stars against some ex-players of Abiola Babes in the MKO Abiola Memorial match in Lagos today.
Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola will be the cynosure of all eyes this evening when he leaves his busy schedules at the government office for the football pitch, to play in the MKO Abiola Memorial Cup match at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.
The football match, put together to remember the late Chief MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 general election,  holds at 4pm.
It is sponsored by the Lagos State Government through the Office of the Senior Special Assistant on Grassroots Sports Development to the Governor.  It is a grudge encounter between Fashola’s All Stars and a selected team of the defunct Abiola Babes.
It was gathered that Governor Fashola has been training with his team ahead of the tie. During the last training session held at Campos Square Mini Stadium, Lagos Island on Sunday, a source close to the All Stars camp revealed that the governor had a minor ankle injury.
However, our source hinted that Fashola has been certified fit for today’s match by the doctors. He is part of the 18-man squad released yesterday by the All Stars Coaches; Lateef Daramola and Festus Ojimaka. To play with Fashola in the squad are Dele Ibrahim, Godson Uti, Henry Nwosu, Friday Elahor, Francis Agbata, Olumide Babanla, Daisi Odunlami and Bolaji Saheed Odeyale.

The others are: Ladi Oshun, Evans Uduak, Muyiwa Olaofe, Rilwan Obajimi, Kunle Salawu, Mike Onyemachara, Morakinyo Fawole and Saheed Sanusi.
The defunct Abiola Babes would parade former goalkeeper of the club, Raymond King, while Dahiru Sadi, Bright Omokaro, Friday Christopher, Toyin Ayinla, Bremner Alada, Biodun Odejimi, Tarila Okoronwata and Nicholas Ukadike would also play in the tie.
The other players on the list are: Wasiu Ipaye, Monday Odiaka, Segun Agbayewa, Yemi Adebanjo and Rafiu Adegbenro.
Organiser of the event, ex-international Tajudeen Disu, said Nigerians have not done enough to immortalise the late Abiola, who sacrificed his life for the enthronement of democracy in the country. He commended Fashola for throwing his eight behind the match.
Culled from PM News 

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