President aspirant, Omoyele Sowore, has faulted JJ Okocha, Taribo West and others for endorsing Bola Tinubu’s presidential ambition as well as accepting to play a novelty match to celebrate his 70th birthday.
On Saturday, the former Super Eagles players met with Tinubu at his home, ahead of the novelty football match scheduled for Sunday at Onikan Stadium in Lagos State.
Sowore, in a post on his official Facebook account described the senior Super Eagles’ visit to Tinubu, who is pursuing the APC’s presidential ticket, as one “driven by hunger.”
The human rights activist said, “Hunger is a bastard! JJ Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, Victor Ikpeba, Taribo West, and other ex-Super Eagles players paid Tinubu a visit today to endorse him.
“I used to think Victor Ikpeba was a smart person! Shame on these ex-soccer Super Eagles players! Imagine sending them to play for Nigeria as a team in the World Cup after they’ve expired?”
Kanu Nwankwo, Jay-Jay Okocha, Taribo West, and Victor Ikpeba were among the ex-internationals who visited Tinubu’s home.
The match is scheduled to hold today, Sunday, March 20, 2022 by 2pm at Onikan Stadium, Lagos, and the former players were expected to display the skills that earned them accolades both locally and on the international level.