Ex-President, Obasanjo Scores Twice As OOPL Defeats Ogun Govt In Novelty Match – [Video]

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo was honoured with a novelty football match on Friday to mark his 85th birthday, Naija News reports.

Taking part in the memorable event, the elder statesman played for the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) and scored two goals in the match against the Ogun State Government team.

Six goals were recorded in the match. OOPL won by four goals out of which Obasanjo scored two while the State Government team scored only two goals to make 4-2.

Naija News understands that the celebrant, Obasanjo captained the OOPL team against the Ogun State Government team led by the Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako-Oyedele.

Before the match, Obasanjo was seen in his full kits showing up some football skills to cheer fans and well-wishers who came to felicitate with him.

Speaking to newsmen after the match, Obasanjo appreciated God for his fitness in spite of his age.

The former leader astonished everyone, especially the elders, to inculcate what he tagged DREMS – Diet, Rest, Exercise, Medical examination and Social interactions.

These, according to him, were the secrets behind his agility and fitness, even as an octogenarian.

On his part, while speaking on the novelty 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.”

See the video below:

This article was originally published on Nigeria News

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