Former Super Eagles players visited the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu at his Bourdillon residence in Lagos State.
Former Super Eagles Players Visit Bola Tinubu
The football veterans included former Eagles’ goalkeepers – Peter Rufai, Ike Shorunmu, and Dosu Joseph, Ex-Eagles’ captains Austin JJ Okocha, and Nwankwo Kanu, defenders: Taribo West and Uche Okechukwu, Obafemi Martins, Tijani Babangida, Victor Ikpeba, and Mutiu Adepoju.
Other ex-Super Eagles that visited Tinubu were Julius Aghahowa, Victor Agali, Garba Lawal, and Duke Udi.
The visit was a prelude to a novelty match the former football stars organized to honour Tinubu on his 70th birthday. The match is scheduled for today, Sunday, by 2 pm at Onikan Stadium, Lagos.
Mentioning their names one by one with their nicknames while playing for the country, Tinubu thanked them for their exploits on the field of play.
He also thanked them for putting smiles on the faces of many and for helping to put Nigeria’s name on the global map, noting that together the former players reflected the spirit of unbreakable team.
The APC leader said the former players gave Nigerians a sense of immense pride and a source of inspiration, particularly the young ones.
Tinubu used the opportunity to seek the support of the players for his presidential ambition, saying he has a vision and the competence and ability to implement that vision.
In his part, Okocha lauded Tinubu particularly for his achievements in Lagos, noting that the former Lagos governor is the reason he usually calls Lagos home.
Nwankwo, who instituted the Kanu Heart Foundation, disclosed that the first seed money for that initiative was donated by Tinubu in 2002.
“Without that money, there wouldn’t have been Kanu Foundation to perform the heart surgeries that have saved many lives,” he said.
Pastor Taribo West prayed that Nigeria be blessed with more kind-hearted people like Tinubu while wishing him well in the presidential race.
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Pastor Taribo West prays with other Ex-super Eagles players for God to establish Tinubu’s 2023 presidency movement.
He asked his God to arrest the 4 corners of this Nation so that Tinubu’s movement could be established.
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KanyiDaily recalls that President Buhari’s special adviser on political matters, Babafemi Ojudu had said he will rather go back to the farm than support Tinubu’s presidential ambition.