World INTERPOL Week: Ex-internationals Trade Tackle with INTERPOL Machine Team

World INTERPOL Week: Ex-internationals Trade Tackle with INTERPOL Machine Team
August 27 15:56 2019 Print This Article

By Benedict Nwachukwu, Abuja

Special Assistant to the NFF President on Security matters Chikelue Iloenyosi will on Saturday lead the ex-international football players back to the pitch to confront INTERPOL Machine Team in a novelty match to mark the celebration of the global INTERPOL WEEK in Abuja.

Speaking with the media in his office in Abuja, the former national team defender said the match was organized to create awareness among football loving Nigerians adding that football is the major unifying tool in the country.

He disclosed that the officer in charge of INTERPOL in Nigeria Commissioner of Police Garba Baba Umar who will captain the host team is an active member of the football family .

According to him, “CP Umar can do anything for the development of the game which is the reason he opted to celebrate the week with a novelty match between his team and the ex-international to confirm that Nigeria is a safe country.”

The ex-international noted that Daniel “The Bull” Amokachi, wing wizard Tijani Babangida, Emma Okocha, Garba Lawal, Austin Popo and Imama Amakakpabio are already in Abuja for the match.

Also raring to go are Kennedy Boboye, Ifeanyi Christopher, Precious Dede, Ann Chiejila, Obinna Ideh, Nathaniel Ayawale, Patrick Paschal, Clement Temile and Nasir “Milo” Jubril. The rest are Patrick Bassey, Eli Ayuba, Moses Ukoma, Bege Sunday and Ajuluchukwu Mezie and alternate players Shehu Dikko and Daniel.

On the side of the INTERPOL Machine Team are DCP Late Bankole, DCP Ude Stanley, ACP Uche Henry, CSP Sunny Ekazuli, SP Agboni Jacob, SP Okechukwu Elegha, SP Dahiru Ibrahim and SP Danladi Aliyu. Others are Inspector Usman Umar Bishop, Inspector Adelakun Ayodeji, Sgt Obinna Asomugha, Sgt Sarki Magaji, Daniel Kwaji, Paul Titus and Steven Garvey.

The match scheduled for Millennium Park football pitch will be preceded by a walk from the Force headquarters to millennium Park.

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