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INTERPOL Week: Okocha, Amokachi, Others Battle Police

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha and Daniel Amokachi will lead other ex-internationals to battle the Nigerian Police’s machine team in commemoration of INTERPOL week at the Millennium Park football pitch, tomorrow.

PARIS, FRANCE: Nigerian forward Daniel Amokachi (L) is challenged by Bulgarian midfielder Zlatko Yankov (R) as Nigerian Jay-Jay Okocha looks on 19 June at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, during the 1998 Soccer World Cup group D first round match between Nigeria and Bulgaria. Nigeria beat Bulgaria 1-0. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO Romeo GACAD (Photo credit should read ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images)

The co-ordinator of the event, Chikulue Iloenyosi disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja, yesterday. He said “The INTERPOL week is to create awareness about the yeoman job the agency is doing and of course we are using sports to drive it home.”

Chikulue, who will captain the ex-internationals team against the CP Garba Baba Umar-led police side, said the ex-internationals team will also parade  the likes of Tijani Babaginda, Garba Lawal, Kennedy Boboye, Austin Popo, Emma Okocha.

Others include, Patrick Pascal, Nasiru Jubril, Clement Temile and several others.

LMC chairman and 2nd Vice President of NFF, Shehu Dikko will also be in action for the ex-International.

CP Garba Baba Umar will captain the INTERPOL Machine team, others  include, DCP Lanre Bankole, DCP Ude Stanley, ACP Uche Henry and other top officials of the agency.

The football match is slated for 4pm at the Millennium Football Pitch, while the walk which is part of the activities to commemorate the INTERPOL Week will take place Saturday morning from 7am with the national U-23 team, Dream Team on parade and several high profile security chiefs and international community in attendance.

About Ayeni Wale

Olawale Ayeni, is a Media and Communication Arts, Masters in view fellow, a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Abuja respectively, has been in journalism right from his school days. He was a sports broadcaster with Osun state Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC). He was Sports Editor, Daily Stream Newspaper before joining Leadership Newspaper as Sports Correspondent. A lover of grassroots sports development and golf. A strong support of Arsenal FC.

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