Obasanjo exhibits soccer skills to celebrate 78th birthday

FILE PHOTO: Former President Olusegun Obasanjo exhibiting soccer skills to celebrate 78th birthday

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday exhibit​ed​ his soccer skill​s​ as he led the OBJ Team in a soccer duel with the Ogun State Executive Team.

The match which was designed as part of ​his​ 78th birthday programme​,​ took place at Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, with Governor Ibikunle Amosun, leading the state team.

Mr. Obasanjo scored two goals for his team, defeating the Amosun team which recorded one goal at the full time of the match.

The Governor was awarded the Most Valuable Player of the match, while Mr. Obasanjo won the Golden boot award and Akin Mabogunje received award of Best Goalkeeper of the encounter.

Speaking to journalists after the match, Mr. Obasanjo who was the captain of the team expressed satisfaction over the game. He said sports is a necessary exercise for both the old and the young.

“I am satisfied and fulfilled, even at my age I cherish sport, because it is relevant to health and we should all endeavour to engage in sporting activities”.


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  • Prince A.

    It baffles me a lot, the source of strength of OBJ

    • FortB


  • Made

    obj wey no fit kick ball…buh em score…naija…i love ma country…we no dey carry last ooh

  • Chris1408

    LOL, na respect dem give the old man. It’s good to have fun. Happy birthday old man

  • Kicking_Around

    Ronaldo aided Durrobucci music don become Maradonaaaaa!

  • Kicking_Around

    Ronaldo aided by Durrobucci music don become Maradonaaaaa!

  • nsikak

    happy birth ma dear Rtd General, Farmer, Writer, Rtd Politician, Administrator, Publisher etc wish u more fruit yrs ahead.

  • Akanji92

    Happy birthday Papa Obasanjo

  • mustapha Shehu

    Happy birthday our Baba, wishing you more fruitful years ahead.

  • Widodo

    So Juju & evil spirits play football too? I never knew until now.

  • Garden-City Boy

    Flat-footed, peg-legged AGBAYA!!! Those parachute attires save us the unsightly anatomy of these species.

    • Jasper

      Na bad belle go kill you. Your papa fit waka at age of 70yrs not to talk of playing football? Baba OBJ exhibited soccer prowess at 78yrs and here you are looking for acid to drink to end your life.

    • Slolo7

      Those who wish to live long do not insult their elders

      • emmanuel

        Bad elders in my place are treated like fools.

        Only Yorubas adore devils who are old people despite their penchant to desecrate their land, force young girls to sex, sleep with peoples wives, steal etc. All these anomalies were converted by Obasanjo to be virtues as past-time.

        In my place ‘old person wen nor respect himself go make small children rub am for ground’.

        Who then should call him an elder? For your information, an old person must not be an elder.

      • Garden-City Boy

        The Garden-City Boy does not share your blind, robotic cultural reverence for the grumpy, mischievous elder who fires like a loose cannon. When an elder becomes so irresponsible he would set the whole house ablaze, not caring about the children trapped in the inferno, then he deserves no less than to be stripped in the market square and made to dance to a rhythm played by the children he seeks to destroy. To hell with you and your OGBONI voodooist called Obasanjo.

        • All the same, only God knows that which is unknown to man. It is however ungodly to judge since judgement is His. No matter the level of the supposed provocation, we must always concede to our elders and treat them with respect. God be with us all, amen.

          • Garden-City Boy

            Do you listen to yourself…….and you “must always concede to our elders and treat them with respect”…..eve when they are butchers whose hands drip with blood? Since you “must” concede to criminals and murderers , go ahead with doctrine you choose for yourself, rever evil and ask God to “be with you”.
            But here is a benevolent warning and advice: be wary about what you wish for; you soon might get it.

    • KAL

      Really? OBJ looks so good @ 78! What’s flat-footed and peg-legged about the man? Hate or love him, he is a legend and force to be reckoned with in Nigeria and world affairs today. I wouldn’t know how history will judge him but don’t bring bad belle into the comical match to mark his birthday.

  • Uzoma

    Baba will always be Baba. Even for the novelty match to mark his own birthday, he insisted on being the captain of his team! Happy birthday, though. I truly hope you will finally take that well-deserved bow from active politics seeing that you are finally “satisfied and fulfilled”.

  • dd

    Who gave this human monkey Jessy to wear?

  • dd

    A thug is always a Thug even at 78? Last time I heard he doesn’t know his birthday.

  • Tokunbo Pole

    If a man of 78 years old can celebrate his birthday in a choice way and some of us can only wish him dead,i think something is wrong with our thinking.We should be careful of what we wish others so that the same will not come upon us.

  • othman

    Pdp is frustrating inec by saying that would ask jega to go on terminal leave which is criminal illegal and unconstitutional,pdp will fail warfly.

  • Adamu UM

    I see no reason why Gen Obasanjo should not be given an opportunity to compete for a shirt and proof himself in the Super Eagles.

  • Jo Guy

    Obasanjo was only trying to send a message, after all only recently he said ……..will be Nigeria´s next president!

  • Emmanuel

    Hppy birthday to u Baba obj

  • Dr Sam Chuks

    Happy birthday Sir.

  • udemil

    Happy birthday Baba! I wonder, after leaving office, how that stomach i used to admire had gone to. LOL. But it is good, cause that has enable him to run and enjoy football we all love, which he, while in office, unfortunately did not pay attention to. That wold´ve move our country a step forward, if our rich men would stop wasting money at home as well stop taking the very same money abroad and rather invest back home No matter is stolen or not. In that way people will have jobs and the crminality, prostitution, kidnapping, corruption, foreign slavely would have been drastically reduced and our citizens would have gain more respect in home and abraod. But it seems they don´t see this development strategies. Well, the citizens themselves are busy playing ethnic politics and hatred as well as wearing religion they can´t practise in reall life. I wish I have a chance, then…

  • Chiotu Nnamdi

    God is great,happy birthday sir.

  • Jerry

    ahh,baami happy birthday to you…you will do more of this IJN

  • GoddeyNaija

    Happy Birthday Sir! Longer life in Good Health!