Thursday, June 9, 2011

Eto’O Storms Lagos In Private Jet For Kanu

Reigning African Footballer of the Year, Samuel Eto’o Fils will be storming Lagos on a private jet. Also on board the jet flying directly from Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon is his international team mate, Jean Makoun.

Both Indomitable Lions stars are coming to the commercial capital of Nigeria at the behest of their friend, Nwankwo Kanu, who is formally hanging up his international boots this Saturday.

The Inter Milan star, who broke this news to the organisers of the Kanu Testimonial match, hinted that the same private jet will be taking both Cameroon internationals to Nice in southern France, where Cote d’Ivoire skipper, Didier Drogba will be holding his wedding 24 hours after the game in Lagos.

And so the Indomitable Lions skipper, just like Ghana’s Michael Essien, has decided to shelve hitting France early to take part in Drogba’s pre-wedding festivities, in order to honour the two time African footballer of the year.

Earlier, Essein had explained that but for the high esteem he holds Kanu he would have been in France on Saturday. Instead the Chelsea star will be arriving Lagos on Saturday morning courtesy of Arik Airways and will be leaving immediately after the game for France.

Incidentally it is the wedding that has prevented Drogba himself from flying in for the testimonial.

Eto, Makoun and Essein are only some of the array of African football legends fans will be able to see live on Saturday at the Teslim Balogun Stadium. Some others also coming include Senegalese footballer, El Hadji Diouf, Ghanaian stars Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari and Emmanuel Adebayor, skipper of the Togo respectively.

Apart from the footballers, some big name personalities will also be in town this weekend. Top on the list are Bonfrere Jo, the man Nigerians will always remember for guiding the nation to Atlanta’96 glory, and Sir Dave Richards, chairman of the FA Premier League.

Meanwhile, the accreditation for the match will take place at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos from 1pm on Thursday.

The Kanu Testimonial Organising Committee is appealing to the media to remember that the media tribune at the stadium is not the large so the passes for the match will be severely restricted.

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