The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has been mocked after the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, participated in a football match at his age.
On Monday, Obasanjo served as the captain in football novelty match for his alma mater, Baptist Boys High School (BBHS) Abeokuta, Ogun State, to celebrate the college’s 100th anniversary.
Obasanjo, a former student of the school, was the star attraction for spectators as he showed off his football skills in the novelty match fixed between the old students of the college and former teachers.
The former president scored a hattrick to end the match in 3-0 in favour of his side, Premium Times reports.
Notable old students in the football match 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.
Reacting to the football match on Twitter, some netizens mocked Tinubu who claimed that he is 70 years old, Obasanjo is 85.
The social media users noted that the ex-president has been seen several times in activities requiring physical strength than the former Governor of Lagos State.
See some Twitter reactions below:
@NsikanUdo4 – “Baba is really having the fun of his life. This is what Buhari, Tinubu and Atiku should be doing now. They have no business governing or contesting elective positions.
Onugha Ughonu @o_ughonu – “I just want Tinubu to walk into the field get to the center and pick up the ball.
@osakwe_onyeka – “Tinubu should be allow to be the goal keeper. At least he should be useful for once.
Bob banke @bob_banke – “See your elder brother,but you younger one no fit hold tea cup.
@OccupyObidient – “Obj subtly dragging Thiefnubu anyhow he wants.
KAYCEE @Gothicmajor – “Tinubu has no business wanting to be president right now and atiku.
Ponfa GD @Ponfa_GD – “We ALL know where Obasanjo went to for Primary & Secondary School. A younger Tinubu cannot tell us when and where he completed his primary or secondary sschool Yet some people want to entrust Nigeria in the hands of such a dubious character. #NoBeJujuBeThat?”.
However, amid all, @kalempire suggested that all major presidential candidates should participate in a novelty match to make it more interesting.
He tweeted: “Let all 4 Presidential candidates play a novelty match and all the 4 presidential candidates will be the captain and goalkeeper of their team, which team will concede more goals from the 4 candidates?
Another netizens, @TosinBamidele8 criticized the former president on the look of the pitch where he was once a student.
He said: “As a responsible former two time president both military and civilian, u think this pitch is befitting of the school he went and his hometown?”
See the . below:
Obasanjo, on Monday, led the alumni football team of the Baptist Boys High School Abeokuta in a football match against the teachers of the school.
The match is part of the activities to mark the centenary anniversary of the school. pic.twitter.com/KFy5CltHfn
— GoldMyneTV (@GoldmyneTV) January 24, 2023
KanyiDaily recalls that Reno Omokri had challenged Tinubu to prove that he is truly 70-year-old by imitating Obasanjo who played football, danced, and jumped before granting interviews to newsmen and receiving well-wishers despite his age.
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