Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development’s staff (FMYSD) will lock horns with Friends Of Dr Are in an heavyweight novelty football match as part of activities to mark the retirement celebration of the FMYSD’s Director of Grassroot Development Ademola Are.
The titanic battle will take centre stage at the FIFA goal project, MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Thursday by 4pm.
Former Director of Planing, Monitoring and information (PMI) Mrs Hauwa Kulu Akinyemi will serve as the match-day referee.
Nigeria’s U-15 National Team Assistant Coach Olubunmi Haruna, will lead the Friend Of Are Team as renown sports Boardcasters and Journalists such as, Ebare Callistus, Tony Asuquo, Tolu Oguntimehin, Udeme George Ebi Iyomon, Olusola Olujide, Olalekan Kilajolu, Oluwabusayo Olowookere, Mike Obasi Niyi Busari and Kola Daniel will be in action.
Others are, Onimisi Abdul, Tobi Richard, Joel Ajayi, Muhyideen Jimoh, David Collins, Wole Francis, Amaechi Agbo, Pius Titus and Olawale Ayeni all make the final cut.
It should be noted that high profile guests which will be led by the sports minister,
FMYSD’s permanent secretary, Directors, former Directors and sports federations presidents are expected to grace the occasion.
Others are Mr Olusade Adesola, FCT permanent secretary, Alhaji Sani lulu Abdullahi, former NFF President, Sanusi Mohammed NFF secretary, Former DG Sports Commission, Alhaji Alhassan Yakmut, Alhaji Abba Moukta
FCT FA Chairman, and Mr Luka
Sports Director FCT among others are also expected to be present at the fun packed novelty game.