Former Dream Team chief coach, Dutchman Bonfrere Johannes, who helped Nigeria to win the gold medal of the football event of the 1996 Olympic Games will again handle a crop of Nigerian players.
He will handle the Nigerian legends who will play in a Testimonial Match for the outgoing Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode.
Bonfrere, it has been confirmed to work as one of the two coaches to handle the Nigerian football legends in the game against a carefully selected team of African legends.
Former Golden Eaglets chief coach and erstwhile Secretary General of the Nigeria Football Federation, Fanny Amun, will be the second coach on the side of the Nigerian legends.
The Ambode Testimonial Match organized by ‘The Match International Ltd’ which will see a team of Nigerian football legends play against African legends on May 18, 2019. The venue is the Agege Stadium.
The General Coordinator of the Ambode Testimonial, Waidi Akanni, a former Nigeria international defensive midfielder disclosed that, the duo of coaches Joe Erico and Henry Nwosu, will be lead the team of the technical crew in charge of the African legends.
For ‘The Match’, which would have been played at the new Onikan Stadium, but for the reconstruction work there due to the rebuilding exercise initiated by the outgoing governor, the former World Footballer of the Year and President of Liberia, George Weah, will captain the African legends.
Other African legends that will feature in the game which will see Governor Ambode play on the two sides, include; El-Hadji Diouf, Michael Essien, Samuel Eto’O Fills, Abubarkar Titi Camara, Didier Zokora and Yaya Toure.
Others are; Richard Kingston, Herita Illunga, Christian Karembeu, Aaron Mokoena and Mamodu Sissoko.
While the Nigerian side will feature top national team legends as Mutiu Adepoju, Samson Siasia, Austin Eguavoen, Bremna Alada, Godwin Okpara, Nwankwo Kanu, Yisa Sofoluwe, Victor Ikpeba,Nduka Ugbade, Wasiu Ipaye, Friday Ekpo, Alloy Agu, Tajudeen Disu among others.
Akanni, revealed that the Africa legends will start arriving in Lagos on May 16 and would have a work out at the Agege Stadium on May 17 before the game on May 18.