Novelty match: 85-year-old ex-President Obasanjo captains team to victory; scores two goals
As part of the activities to mark his 85th birthday, former President Olusegun Obasanjo captained his team to victory in a novelty football match on Friday at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Obasanjo, who starred for his team against the Ogun State Government team led by the Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, scored two of the four goals during the run of play.
Speaking to newsmen after the match, Obasanjo appreciated God for his fitness in spite of his age while also advising his age mates to inculcate what he tagged DREMS – Diet, Rest, Exercise, Medical examination, and Social interactions.
Commenting on the football match, the Ogun Deputy Governor said, “As part of the events commemorating the 85th Birthday of our Elder Statesman, His Excellency Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, I captained the Ogun State 5-a-side team against the OOPL, one captained by Baba himself.
“It was a goal-fest with Baba scoring several goals himself.
“May Almighty preserve us all to celebrate with Baba again next year in good health.”