3 takeaways as Bovi teaches Super Eagles legend Mikel Obi football in 17-goal thriller

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3 takeaways as Bovi teaches Super Eagles legend Mikel Obi football in 17-goal thriller

Izuchukwu Akawor 22:44 - 05.05.2023

Nigeria's super comedian Bovi kept comedy at home to teach former Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi some lessons in football.

Comedian Bovi stole the show at the second anniversary of the RIF Trust with former Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel in action at Astro Soccer Nigeria Ltd in Ikoyi, Lagos. 

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Bovi during his arrival at the Charity Ball.

Bovi was the star of the day and MVP and Nollywood stars, influencers and footballers led by Mikel Obi, RIF Trust Ambassador served a 17-goal thriller on Friday.

Bovi’s Pink team eventually won the 5-a-side friendly14-3 with Mikel managing just an assist and several attempts that failed to hit the target. 

Your number one platform for everything sports, Pulse Sports Nigeria, was on the ground to cover the well-attended event. 

Here are three observations as Team Bovi strolled past Team Mikel in a highly entertaining encounter. 


Bovi wins MVP

Next time you hear the accomplished comedian brag that he could have been a footballer, please, believe him. 

Bovi was the star of the evening after he turned goal-maker and taker for his Pink-sporting team on the day.

He scored four goals and assisted two others to help his team to a very comfortable afternoon against Mikel’s team. 

Bovi did not come to joke and hardly put a foot wrong all game in a dominant performance from his side that ended with him winning the MVP award. 

Charity Ball delivers 

With entertainers on the pitch, the Charity Ball battle lived up to its pre-match hype as the players entertained spectators at the Astro Soccer. 

While Bovi’s team dominated, both sides combined to serve a goal-fest after 17 goals were scored. 

Pink Team came out tops with 14 goals compared to just three from Team Mikel in a woeful performance on the day. 

Bovi and Mikel with other celebs before the game.

Enyinna to excels on debut

Another star who stole the show on the day was goalkeeper, Enyinna Nwigwe, the Nollywood superstar. 

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Enyinna made over 10 saves on his debut.

Enyinnaya’s performance on the day betrayed his position that he had never tendered the post before in his life. 

Such was his brilliance in between the post that he single-handedly kept Mikel’s team out with a series of outstanding saves. 

He told Pulse Sports moments after the game that it was his first time and was happy to see that he impressed the spectators. 

What you need to know about the Charity Ball

Organised by the RIF Trust, a leading residency and citizenship by investment firm, the Charity Ball and Auction is a celebratory event featuring brand partners, global ambassador, HNIs, government officials, celebrities and others to celebrate the firm’s second year in Nigeria. 

Rif Trust before the event started.

Proceeds from the fundraising are expected to be donated to a charity through the special foundation. 

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