The novelty match pitted old students of Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta against former teachers of the school
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday led the football team of Baptist Boys High School (BBHS), Abeokuta in a football novelty match play held as part of activities to mark the 100th year of the college.
Mr Obasanjo, who is a former student of the school, was the star attraction for spectators, many of whom are also former students of the school.
Captain’ Olusegun Obasanjo in action
In the novelty match which pitted old students of the college against former teachers of the school, the former president scored a hattrick to end it 3-0 in favour of his side.
Notable old students in the game include Bukola Olopade, a former Sports Commissioner in Ogun State; and Hakeem Akintunde, who is the Chairman of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in the state
Senior Prefect’ Obasanjo leads other ex-secondary school students in Abeokuta March.
Mr Obasanjo, who will be 86 years in March, led dozens of current and old students of the school
There was a mild drama in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Monday as former President Olusegun Obasanjo assumed the role of a senior secondary school prefect and led other alumni of the Baptist Boys High School (BBHS) on an 18-kilometre walk to celebrate the school’s 100th year of existence.
Mr Obasanjo, who will be 86 years in March, led dozens of current and old students of the school as they walked through major roads in the Abeokuta metropolis.
The former president dazzled residents, motorists, and passers-by during the walk with his brief remarks and actions.
The ex-president was seen attempting to playfully spank some of the old students who were walking outside the straight lines maintained for the walk.
“Join the line,” Mr Obasanjo said.
The retired general wore a brown knicker and a BBHS-branded T-shirt. lapo Soleye; and the Alake of Egbaland, Adedotun Gbadebo.
Student of the Baptist Boys High School (BBHS)
The old students sang the school anthem, among other songs, as they walked through Oke Egunya, Igbore, Oke-Igbein, Ibara and Ake in the Ogun capital.
They visited the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, and Saje, the host community of BBHS and eventually into the school premises.