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Tinubu recalls Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Peter Rufai, others from retirement

Tinubu recalls Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Peter Rufai, others from retirement

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Former Super Eagles stars, such as Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Peter Rufai, Tijani Babangida, Mutiu Adepoju and Garba Lawal will dust their boots and return to the football field once again.

Others are Julius Aghahowa, Victor Ikpeba, Uche Okechukwu, Ifeanyi Udeze, Taribo West, Victor Agali, Ike Shorunmu, Victor Ezeji, Obafemi Abiodun, Dosu Joseph, among others, who will be taking part in Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s novelty match.

The selected former internationals will play a novelty match to celebrate the 70th birthday of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on March 20, 2022.

The match would be between the ex-Super Eagles stars and the Team Asiwaju and would be played at Onikan Stadium in Lagos on Sunday.

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Addressing the press on Monday ahead of the game, Umar Ibrahim, the Director-General of the Tinubu Support Group, said the former players mentioned earlier are set to play.

According to him, the football game was organised by the pro-Tinubu group in collaboration with the Lagos State Government.

Ibrahim further stated that the 13th Bola Tinubu Colloquium, which happens every year, would follow the novelty match.

Recall that Tinubu, a foremost chieftain of the ruling APC, had in January 2022, declared to run for the 2023 Presidency.

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Tinubu will be 70 years old on March 29, 2022, meaning that he would be 79, the current age of President Muhammadu Buhari, when he leaves office by 2030, that is, if he eventually wins his party’s sole ticket and goes on to win the presidential election.

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