AY, Yaw, Funny Bone , Brown Ideye, Others Honors Late Pa Ighalo (Father of Odion Jude Ighalo) Exclusive Photos

Odion Igaho escorting Ifeanyi Ubah to his seat
Odion Igaho and comedian AY escorting Ifeanyi Ubah to his seat

Late Pa Paul Igaho, father of Super Eagles and Watford FC attacker, Odion Jude Ighalo was honored yesterday in a remarkable fashion through a friendly game between Ajegunle All Stars versus Team Odion Ighalo at the Navy Barracks field in Ajegunle Lagos.

sitted from right to left , Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, NFF Chairman Amaju Pinnick and Baale of Ajegunle
sitted from right to left , Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, NFF Chairman Amaju Pinnick and Baale of Ajegunle

EDLINER  Content Editor, Arinze Esomnofu was on ground to cover the mind blowing event at the heart of Ajegunle.

The game was sponsored by the chairman of Anambra Football Federation, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, while the host was Odion Ighalo.

The gathering was thrown to a euphoric frenzy at the arrival of Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah(Ebubechukwuzo) as there was loudest ovation for the sports developer.
It was however a captivated and outstanding one as fans and supporters stood under the rain that started
during the second half of the match.

Amaju Pinnick set to open the game with an official kick
Amaju Pinnick set to open the game with an official kick

Before the the kick off,3 minutes silence were observed in honour of Late PA Paul Ighalo,Late Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi and Late Amodu Shaibu.

A major highlight of the game was when Odion Ighalo received a through pass from Onazi, rounded the goalkeeper of team Ajegunle but missed the chance to put the ball at the back of the net.

'Yaw' of Wazobia FM doing his thing
‘Yaw’ of Wazobia FM doing his thing


The match between Team Ajegunle and Team Ighalo which ended in 1:0 in favour of Team Ajegunle kicked off at about 04:15 pm and ended at about 06:21pm.

There was also entertainment of all sorts including presentation of dance and comedy shows by artists and comedians which left the audience dancing and laughing away the hard knocks of “Change”.

Comedian 'Funny Bone' exchanging pleasantries with Ifeanyi Ubah
Comedian ‘Funny Bone’ exchanging pleasantries with Ifeanyi Ubah

Jude Ighalo speaking on his choice of venue pointed out that having being brought up in
Ajegunle, he had no other family or people to celebrate with than those that shaped him and his career.13393920_486032874934748_7266416403363275835_n

Dr. Patrick Ubah in his speech thanked everyone who graced the occasion and reiterated his commitment to Nigeria and Africa’s football and promises to continue his contribution towards the growth of grassroots football in Nigeria.

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Important dignitaries at the occasion includes the sponsor, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah(CEO of Capital oil & Gas and Chairman Anambra Football Association), Amaju Pinnick( NFF president),Striker-center forward of Watford
Football club and host Odion Jude Ighalo, On air personality Steve Onu(a.k.a YAW of wazobia
fm), Legendary Nigerian comedian Ayo Makun(AY), Stanley
Chibunna(FunnyBone), Baale of Ajegunle community.ifeanyi Ubah waving

Some Super Eagles professionals also graced the events the likes of Brown Idaye , Onazi  and host of other important personalities.13419079_486031988268170_1282056222247529395_n

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Arinze Esomnofu is a Content writer with Edliner.com He is not only talented but also passionate about writing and reporting as he has had some of his op-ed article featured in top Nigerian Online and Traditional media houses. He is also a freethinker on religious matters.

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