Odegbami, Akwuegbu, Mbah Set to Shine in St Mulumba College 60th Anniversary Novelty Match

Odegbami, Akwuegbu, Mbah Set to Shine in St Mulumba College 60th Anniversary Novelty Match

LNigeria football icon, Chief Segun Odegbami, will on Saturday, November 16, 2019, try to replicate the skills that saw him help the Green Eagles win the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations in Lagos with an emphatic 3-0 thumping of Algeria in the final when he files out for his alma mater, St. Mulumba College, Jos, against Plateau All Stars in a Novelty football match, commemorating the school’s 60th anniversary celebration, Completesports.com reports.

Odegbami, nicknamed ‘Mathematical’ since his illustrious playing career, will have Ben Akwuegbu; 2013 AFCON winner, Sunday Mbah and Patrick Mancha as his St Mulumba Old Boys Association, (SMOBA) International Stars squad that will face Plateau All Stars at the famous secondary school’s football pitch.

Odegbami, Akwuegbu, Mancha and Mbah, among other top players that have represented Nigeria at various levels, had their secondary education at the famous St Mulumba College, Jos.

It was gathered that the five-day event marking the 60th Anniversary celebration kicked off on Wednesday, November 13 with a road walk/awareness campaign from Standard Junction, Jos, to the college where a press conference was held by the organisers.

That was followed up on Thursday with a church service and Medical Outreach.

The events marking the ceremony will come to a fitting end on Sunday with the presence of Plateau State Governor, His Excellency, Simon Lalong, under the chairmanship of the Executive Secretary, TETFUND, Prof Suleiman Elia Uhuru.

Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, Apostolic Administrator of Jos Diocese is slated to be the Chief Host.

“There will also be award night where distinguished personalities would be recognised for their contributions to humanity.

“Besides, these players who are products of the school and who have proved to be great ambassadors of the school will be honoured on the final day of the anniversary,” organisers said in a statement.

It would be recalled that Odegbami and Sunday Mbah won the Nations Cup with the Eagles in 1980 and 2013 respectively, while Patrick Mancha and Benedict Akwuegbu represented Nigeria at both the youth and senior national team levels.

Akwuegbu won the Africa Cup of Nations silver in 2000 and starred for several clubs in Europe including Stum Graz of Australia where he was nicknamed ‘Austria Bomber’ because of his consistency in goal scoring.

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