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Lobi Stars, Nasarawa United clash in charity match for Benue flood victims

Nigeria Premier League clubs, Lobi Stars of Makurdi and Nasarawa United, will play a charity match to raise funds for flood victims in Benue on Wednesday.
Lobi Stars Vice Chairman, Mike Idoko, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Makurdi that the match was to support the state government and other donors supporting those displaced by flood in the state.
Idoko said: “The gate fee is N100, and it’s an opportunity to contribute to improving the situation of the IDPs through the premier league clubs.”
Idoko called on well-meaning individuals across the country to turn out in their large numbers and support the good cause.
He said Lobi Stars FC enjoys tremendous support from Makurdi fans, stressing that the charity match is also to thank the fans for their support.
Lobi and Nasarawa finished in the top ten of the just concluded Nigeria Professional Football League, with Lobi Stars Anthony Okpotu emerging top scorer for the season.
NAN reports that the match would be played at the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi.