Former Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday, March 4th, showed his soccer skills as he captained OBJ football team in a soccer duel with the Ogun State Executive Team, led by the governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
Ex-president wore T-shirt with number of his years, 78.
Obasanjo who was the skipper for his team showed some adeptness on the field of play and scored the two goals while the Special Assistant to the governor on Special Duties scored the only goal for the government team.
Ibikunle Amosun was honoured as the most valuable player of the match, while Mr. Obasanjo won the Golden boot award and Akin Mabogunje got award of Best Goalkeeper of the encounter.
Speaking to journalists after the match, ex-president expressed contentment over the match. He said sports is an essential exercise for both the old and the young.
He said: “I am satisfied and fulfilled, even at my age I cherish sport, because it is relevant to health and we should all endeavour to engage in sporting activities”.
Chief Obasanjo was born on March 5th, 1938.
He served as a military ruler from 13 February 1976 to 1 October 1979 and as a democratically elected president from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007.
Mr. Obasanjo recently left the ruling Peoples Democratic Party.