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Sunday, 5 September 2021

At 84, I Am Still A Young Man, Says Obasanjo

By Our Correspondent

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, says he is still a young man at the official age of 84.

Obasanjo said the grace of God and the game of squash were the secrets of his longevity.

The former president said this on Saturday during the finals of the third Olusegun Obasanjo National Squash Championship held in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The championship organised by Ogun State Squash Association in collaboration with Nigeria Squash Federation, featured Senior and U16 – Men and Women, Boys and girls from different states of Nigeria.

Obasanjo in his remarks, said, “Those of you who probably feel that the game of squash is something that is fearful, you can now see the beauty, excitement, and the interest. It is a very beautiful game.

“I am addicted to it. And when people ask me, at my young age… I am a young man, officially, 84, going to 85 years. I’m still playing squash. So, when people ask me, what is the secret? It’s the grace of God and squash is part of the secret.

“Again, it is a game that does not require too much time. If you are a very busy person, when you play a game of squash for one hour, you must be sweating. There are other games, when you play them for three hours, you don’t even know that you are playing a game. But here, you are in the court for 45, 50, or 60 minutes, you have got a good exercise for the day.”