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Nigeria’s ex-international line up against the salvation army



The Salvation Army, an international religious and humanitarian organization, will be celebrating its centenary  in Nigeria on 26th – 29th August 2021, with the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osibanjo as the Special Guest of Honour and the World Leaders of the Organization, General Brian Peddle and his wife, Commissioner Rosalie Peddle   who is the World President for Women Ministries as also as guests of honour.

Meanwhile, during the celebrations, there will be a special sports evangelism in the form of football match for both male and female on Saturday 28 August.

This is holding at the Legacy Pitch of the Lagos National Stadium, where an invitational novelty football match between Family United By Sports popularly known as FUBS Team will face Salvation Army team.

The former is a squad drawn largely from former Super Eagles’ stars. The Salvation Army team being captained by  sports and music loving national leaders and ex-footballer, Colonel Victor and his beautiful wife Rose-Maria.

Amongst those who have endorsed and will feature at this epic match are the Victor  Ikpeba, Ike Shoroumu, Ifeanyi Udeze, Mutiu Adepoju, Godwin Okpara, Friday Ekpo, Onone Obruthe, Johnathan Akpaborie, Gafar Liameed and Dapo Sotuminu.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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