Tuesday, 28 July 2009

0 Okocha, Weah, Kalusha, Kuffor, Fofana played in Lagos Friendly

Nigeria’s 1994 Super Eagles squad beat Africa all stars 2-1 in friendly match scheduled by MTN as welcome to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The game was played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos (the battle of legends).

The Nigerian (Super eagles) side captained by Enyimba coach, Augustine Eguavoen took the lead on 3rd minute when Garuba Lawal, beat goalkeeper Alain Goumeni from Cote d’ Ivoire for the Africa. The African stars side, had the 1995 World Footballer of the Year, George Weah, the former Liberian presidential candidate.
Okocha-Nigeria Titi Camara equalized for the Africa all stars in 23rd minute before Jonathan Akpoborie add the second goal for super eagles in 28th minute, making it 2-1 for Nigeria. Austin Okocha, was a great entertainer and most fans wanted him back to the Nigerian national team. Among Nigeria football legends were Amuneke, Victor Ikpeba and Okocha were thwarted by who stood as a rock in defence till the end of the match.

The African side represented by football greats like Titi Camara of Guinea, Kalusha Bwalya from Zambia, Phil Massinga of South Africa, Ghanaians Odarty Lamptey and Samuel Osei Kuffor, Cote d’Ivoire’s Abdullahi Traore, Youssouf Fofana and Paul Ndiefi of Cameroon.

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