Ambode, Tinubu to be honoured as Foundation Cricket Club marks 30th anniversary


Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State

Foundation Cricket Club, (FCC), one of the foremost cricket clubs in Nigeria, is set to mark its 30th anniversary on Saturday, 9 April.

The club, which was founded in 1985, clocked 30 years at the end of 2015.

Series of events have been lined up to celebrate the Foundation Cricket Club among which are awards for some eminent Nigerians and other stakeholders in Nigerian cricket family.

The club’s Coordinator, Mr. Akin Denton, said on Saturday that those to be honoured with the club’s souvenirs and plaques as friends of the club are Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Deji Tinubu, Mr. Ade Abisogun, Chief Demola Edu, Basil Eteri, Farouk Musa, Dr. Egbe and Andrew Jedras.

Others are Group Captain (retd.) Gabriel Esho, the late Sam Ahuchogu ( posthumous), the late Vanderpuye Orgle (posthumous) and Engr. Gbolahan Yishawu.

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According to Denton, honours will also be given to some identified cricket clubs and institutions that have contributed to the development and sustenance of cricket in Nigeria.

They include Nigeria Cricket Federation, Lagos State Cricket Association, Club Cricket Committee (CCC), Cricket Club of Abuja, Crocodiles Cricket Club of Kaduna, London Nigerians Cricket Club, Rocks Cricket Club, Government College Ibadan Old Boys Cricket Club, Ibeju Lekki Cricket Club, Lagos Asians Cricket Club and Federal Government College Warri Old Boys Cricket Club.

“To commemorate this landmark achievement in the history of the club, two T20 friendly cricket matches will be played against visiting Greater Accra Team from Ghana on Saturday, 9 April at the home of cricket in Nigeria, Tafawa Balewa Cricket Oval, Race Course, Lagos.

“Others activities planned to mark the club’s 30th anniversary celebration will include presentation of cricket kitbag to Atlantic Hall School, Epe, presentation of souvenirs to some distinguished friends of the club for the unalloyed support over the years, launching of a commemorative anniversary photo book, a unique compilation of the club’s activities over the years and social events to be attended by stakeholders of cricket in Nigeria, ” Denton said.