Adamasingba: Peter Rufai bags yellow card for saving Gov Makinde’s penalty

Adamasingba: Peter Rufai bags yellow card for saving Gov Makinde’s penalty
Gov Makinde taking the penalty kick

The remodelled Lekan Salami Stadium in Adamasingba, Oyo State, came alive on Wednesday during a novelty match that saw a galaxy of former Super Eagles legends tackle the veterans of 3SC also known as Shooting Stars.

WuzupNigeria reported that the 30 minutes match started around 4.00pm.

The ex-Eagles team were mostly populated by the US 94 players such as Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Taribo West, Victor Ikpeba, Tijani Babangida, Garba Lawal, , Mutiu Adepoju, Victor Agali, Friday Ekpo, Austin Eguavoen, Peter Rufai and Ike Sorunmu

In the opposing team, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde filed out with the likes of Kabiru Alausa, Yomi Adigun, Kola Ige and a host of other ex-3SC players.

The ex-Eagles team
The ex-Eagles teamAdebayo Folorunsho-Francis

At the blast of the whistle, the governor was awarded a quick penalty as a mark of honour.

As he took the kick, the eagle-eyed and agile Rufai punched away the ball.

His sharp reflex further showed why he remained one of the best goalkeepers the nation ever produced.

Unfortunately, the match referee wasn't impressed with his heroics as he flashed him a yellow card for stopping the goal-bound ball.

He adjudged that Rufai moved before the kick and beckoned on the blushing governor to take it again.

When the spot-kick was retaken, Makinde was all smiles as he beat the ex-super Eagles goalie.

ex-3SC stars celebrating Governor Makinde's goal
ex-3SC stars celebrating Governor Makinde's goalAdebayo Folorunsho-Francis

The goal made the former national team players charged at 3SC with the ultimate aim of getting an equaliser.

As expected, Okocha thrilled the fans with some flashes of his old self as his mesmerizing dribbles kept the audience at the stadium on the edge.

Agali came close in the third minute but he shot straight at the goalkeeper.

Shooting Stars also had an opportunity to make the score two but the final pass was fluffed by an overzealous striker.

In the eight minute, Babangida was brought down in the box and the referee wasted no time in awarding a penalty against Shooting.

The spot kick was taken by Okocha who scored to cancel out Gov Makinde’s goal in the 15th minute of the match.

In the second half, Okocha came close to scoring again but his trademark showboating cost the team the golden chance.

The match ended 1 -1.