Some Nigerians have mocked the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, again thrilled them with his agility in a football match with former classmates.
Obasanjo on Monday, January 23, 2023, 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.
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.
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.
The event has since garnered social media reactions as some netizens mock the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu,
The APC presidential candidate maintained that he is 70 years old, while Obasanjo is currently 85. Obasanjo, however, has been seen in activities requiring physical strength than the former Governor of Lagos State.
Reacting to the football match involving Obasanjo, some netizens on Twitter wrote:
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.— GoldMyneTV (@GoldmyneTV) January 24, 2023
The match is part of the activities to mark the centenary anniversary of the school. pic.twitter.com/KFy5CltHfn
@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?”.