Former Nigerian professional footballer, Segun Odegbami, better known as Mathematical7 shared on his Facebook page his meeting with Garba Lawal in Abidjan.

Odegbami expressed his happiness seeing again the legendary left midfielder after a long time.

His post reads;

A few minutes ago, I ran into the legendary ex-international, the one called Chindo, the versatile, hardest-working and tirelessly running, left-footed forward, Garba Lawal, MON, at the lobby of Capitol Hotel, Abidjan.

It was a real pleasure seeing him again after a long time. He is looking good. He, like me, is hopeful of a good outing for the Super Eagles on Saturday, and remembers the great battles he was involved in playing against Cameroon.  We shall meet up again later for a proper conversation.

Garba Lawal born 22 May 1974 is a Nigerian former professional footballer who played as a left midfielder. In 2014 he became general manager at Kaduna United and left his role in 2015. He is with the technical department of the Nigeria Football Federation.

As a player, Lawal had his most successful time at Roda JC in the Eredivisie. He also played for Julius Berger F.C. in Nigeria and Chinese side Changsha Ginde.

In August 2009, he announced his return as a player-coach for Makurdi side Lobi Stars, He was named general manager of Kaduna United in February 2014.

Lawal is regarded as one of the most versatile players in the Nigeria national team of the 1990s and early 2000s often being used for any position ranging from defence to attack on the left wing.

sLawal took part at the FIFA World Cups in 1998, where he played a key role in the 3–2 win over Spain in Nigeria’s first match of the tournament, and in 2002. He won the Olympic gold medal in 1996. He represented Nigeria at four editions of African Cup of Nations200020022004 and 2006, scoring in all but the first.

In August 2009, Lawal was named as the assistant coach of Lobi Stars F.C. In the same year, he was employed as team coordinator for the 

In February 2014 he was appointed general manager at Kaduna United.