Eto’o, Drogba, Okocha and Other Legendary Footballers to Unite for Charity Match in Abuja

Eto’o, Drogba, Okocha and Other Legendary Footballers to Unite for Charity Match in Abuja

Robert Abong'o
updated at April 16, 2024 at 3:32 PM
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  • Football legends will unite in a charity match organized by the Attom Foundation
  • The foundation aims to raise funds for eye care treatment for the visually impaired
  • The event in Abuja has garnered endorsements from major government bodies

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Former African footballing icons, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto'o, Emmanuel Adebayor and Emmanuel Eboue will be among the stars who will grace the Federal Capital Territory for a charity football match.

The Attom Foundation, spearheading the event, has also promised the attendance of other retired icons, including Nwankwo Kanu and Austin “Jay-Jay” Okocha.

As outlined by the organisers at a press gathering in Lekki, Lagos, the Charity Champions’ Cup match, slated for June 15, will focus on generating funds for charitable causes within the country.

Attom Foundation founder, Yahaya Attom, has promised a host African football stars and celebrities. Photo: Attom Foundation
Yahaya Attom, founder of the Attom Foundation, which is set to bring together African football stars and celebrities. Photo: Attom Foundation
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Scheduled to take place at the Moshood Kashimawo Abiola National Stadium in Abuja, the foundation aims to treat over 10,000 visually impaired people.

The founder, Yahaya Attom, stressed that the establishment stemmed from a commitment to supporting the underprivileged in society.

“This initiative embodies the essence of our foundation, uniting legendary footballers, celebrities and individuals from all walks of life to tackle a critical healthcare need which is eye care for the elderly in Nigeria,” he said, as quoted by Complete Sports.

In addition to the illustrious lineup of football legends, the match will also feature current Super Eagles stars, including Napoli's Victor Osimhen, the Leicester City duo of Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi Iheanacho, and Kasımpaşa's Kenneth Omeruo. Two Super Falcons players, Asisat Oshoala and Michelle Alozie, have also been included.

As reported by Sports Ration, Tiwa Savage, Ayo Makun, Akpororo, and other Nigerian celebrities will also grace the event.

Drogba scores outrageous Goal during charity game

Sports Brief reported that Drogba turned back the clock after scoring two wonderful goals during a charity game.

The Ivory Coast legend joined other former footballers and influencers for a charity game dubbed 'Match for Hope' at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium.

The striker showed no signs of ageing as he netted an incredible solo before finishing another brilliant move from his team.

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