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By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
It was all fun at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos as members of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club (NFSC) held a novelty match to celebrate Nigeria’s 59th year Independence anniversary.
The 7-aside match which was graced by the Lagos Liaison Officer of the Sports Ministry, Bode Durotoye was between the National Executive Officers led by the chairman, Reverend Sam Ikpea and non executive members which saw the former beat the later by 3-2. The first half ended 1-1.
At the resumption of the second half ‘ ‘Team Executive’ scored two more goals, with Reverend Ikpea on score sheet through penalty kick, while the non executives reduced the tally few minutes to the end of the game.
President-General of Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, who was the centre referee of the entertaining encounter, told reporters after the match was organised to celebrate Nigeria independence and 59 years of sports in Nigeria as well as promote unity among Nigerians.
“Nigera supporters Club have been supporting football all along in the last 64 years and we in this country are celebrating our 59th Independence anniversary so we felt the need for us to come together and organise a match like this and rejoice with ourselves and have fun. So on behalf of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club I want to congratulate all Nigerians both home and abroad for this 59th anniversary of our independence hoping that years ahead will better for us and our sports.”