The 1st Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Veteran International (All-Stars) Novelty Football Match and Awards will take place at the Eagle Club in Surulere, Lagos on April 29,


The event will feature the Minister for Power, Works and Housing Babatunde  Fashola alongside former Eagles stars like Austin Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Taribo West, Friday Ekpo, Peter Rufai, Tajudeen Disu, and Henry Nwosu

Hon. Sheriff O. Balogun, the Administrator of Surulere Local Government will serve as the Chief Host while Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, the Lagos State CAN Chairman, will be the chairman of the event. The Spiritual Father of the Day is Msgr Bernard Okoduah, the Parish Priest of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Surulere.

Among those to receive awards is Mike Umeh, who will be honoured with the CAN Sports Soccer Lifetime Achievement Award.  Also billed to be awarded is renowned soccer analyst, Godwin Dudu Orumen and Mrs. Philomena Imoaghene of Standard Chartered Bank, who will be decorated with the CAN Sportscity Outstanding Charity Award.

Fashola will be awarded the CAN Sportscity Pillar of Sports Award.

The event is a collaboration of X-Plore Integrated Services Limited under the watch of Mr Louis Nwadialo as the Managing Director, and Christian Association of Nigeria, Surulere Chapter, with Mr Ignatius Ukatu as the Coordinator.

Source: Vanguard