Video: Watch Former Pres. Olusegun Obasanjo on the Pitch at a Novelty Match to mark his 85th Birthday
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo participated in a novelty match at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library’s 5-a-side football pitch in Abeokuta, Ogun State’s capital.
The 91-year-old President of Benin Republic Nicephore Soglo, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chief Bayo Ojo, and other sports enthusiasts attended the event, which was part of his 85th birthday festivities.
Former President Obasanjo, who was also the captain of his team, demonstrated his ability in the sport of football when his team defeated the Ogun State Government, commanded by Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako Oyedele, by a score of four goals to two, with the former president scoring both goals.
He credited his nimbleness to God’s favor, and he advised the elderly to stay healthy by engaging in physical activity, medical examinations, proper food, and social connection.