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