The Victor Ezeji Testimonial, VET will now hold on Saturday, January 7, 2017. This is according to the chairman of the Main Organising Committee, China Acheru.
The testimonial was previously scheduled for December, 17, 2016 but had to be moved after that date clashed with the Annual General Assembly, AGA of the Nigeria Football Federation.
Acheru in a statement released by the MOC offered his committee’s apologies for whatever inconveniences the previous change of date might have caused but also expressed delight that the disappointment had also presented an opportunity to get more people involved and make it a bigger and better event.
“It was unfortunate we had to move it then, but it is better to delay it and hold a befitting testimonial for Victor Ezeji than have one with most stakeholders in Nigerian football absent because they are occupied elsewhere,” Acheru said.
“We still expect the governor of Rivers State, Barrister, Nyesom Wike as Special guest of honour on the day.
The NFF president, Amaju Pinnick as well as the LMC chairman, Shehu Dikko, who will incidentally play for one of the teams on the day are both expected to be in attendance.
“Also expected is the chairman of the Club Owners Association, Barrister Danladi Isaac who would be leading a delegation of all 20 club chairmen in the top division to the event. You can thus see our planning continued even while we consulted for a new date,” the MOC chairman said.
The testimonial which will feature a ‘Team Ezeji’ up against a ‘Team NPFL’ already has the likes of Etim Esin, Kelechi Osunwa, Ahmed Abdulrahman, Kennedy Boboye, Dominic Oruma, Imama Amapakabo, Onyekachi Okonkwo, David Tyevkase and many other stars of the Nigerian league billed to take part.