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The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) party, Omoyele Sowore, has likened rival presidential aspirant Peter Obi to former Brazilian superstar Bebeto.
José Roberto Gama de Oliveira, simply called Bebeto, is a renowned former forward who was part of the Samba Boys squad that won the FIFA World Cup in 1994.
He scored 39 goals for the Brazilian national football team in just 75 international matches as he later took to coaching.
He went on to emerge the top scorer for his country at the 1989 Copa America before going on to play at three World Cup tournaments in which he scored six goals.
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Bleacher reports that he often played second fiddle to a veritable superstar as his intelligent movement was often key to Brazil's attacks.
With barely five months to the presidential elections in Nigeria, Sowore, a human rights activist, took his rivals to the cleaners as he likened them to footballers.
According to him, Peter Obi, who is gradually making waves across the country, is ‘Bebeto’ while branding the candidate of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Bola Tinubu as ‘Pele and Zagallo’ combined.
He further labelled the presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, as ‘Zico’.
Sowore wrote on Facebook:
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The post has generated comments from his followers as one wrote:
An angry follower responded:
Meanwhile, Sports Brief earlier reported that presidential hopeful Omoyele Sowore lambasted some ex-Super Eagles players for ‘endorsing’ APC chieftain Bola Tinubu who is also vying for the post of president of Nigeria.
The 2023 general elections are beginning to garner momentum as candidates continue to announce their intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
A number of former Super Eagles players, including Jay Jay Okocha and Kanu Nwankwo, will hit Lagos for a novelty match in honour of APC chieftain Bola Tinubu.
Source: Sports Brief News
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