Ambode hosts Diouf, Kanu Nwankwo, Finidi George, Zokora, other Soccer Legends

Ambode hosts Diouf, Kanu Nwankwo, Finidi George, Zokora, other Soccer Legends

Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday received top African football legends at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, urging countries in the continent to look inward and explore the possibility of using sports to grow their economies, saying sports remain a veritable tool to foster growth and development. Some of the African soccer

Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday received top African football legends at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, urging countries in the continent to look inward and explore the possibility of using sports to grow their economies, saying sports remain a veritable tool to foster growth and development.

Some of the African soccer legends who paid the courtesy visit to the governor include Kanu Nwankwo, Finidi George, Victor Ikpeba, El Hadji Diouf, Diomansy Kamara, Didier Zokora, Khalilou Fadiga Austin Eguavoen, Mutiu Adepoju, Waidi Akanni, Uche Okechuku and Seydou Keita.

Ambode, while receiving some of the soccer legends that would be participating in a testimonial match on Saturday put together in his honour as he prepares to exit office, said the sense of brotherhood in sports must be played up for the benefits of the continent in terms of scaling up the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of African Countries.

Recalling an initiative of his administration known as Project T.H.E.S.E, which stands for Tourism, Hospitality, Entertainment and Arts and Sports for Excellence, Ambode said right from inception, machineries were set rolling to use sports to grow economy and tourism in Lagos.

According to him, “We have always used sports to build bridges and there is this sense of brotherhood anytime that you switch on your television and there is an African playing on any line-up be it Liverpool, be it Tottenham, that feeling is always there and that brotherhood is something that we can use to grow the economies of Africa nations.

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