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Ojebode ventured into attack but his cross was headed back to a Tunisian who controlled the ball and raced down the left side position.
The player did what I expected from him, but it was a spin, which grazed my head. Meanwhile, goalkeeper Emmanuel Okala had come out and the ball was in the net. It was not funny after the game as I was smuggled out of the stadium by my friends. I did not say a single word but when I alighted he looked back, recognised me and I waved at him.
Thereafter, I made up my mind that football was not for me. I just smiled and left the place. Liverpool I would have been the first Nigerian to play for Liverpool, but as I said, my heart was no longer in pursuing football as a career.
I never played professional football. Even in Nigeria, I was working and playing. Liverpool invited me for trial and offered me a contract, but I simply walked away.
I preferred to get myself educated first because there must be a life after football. Nigerian football I follow Nigerian football. I watched our team at the Olympics Rio Olympic Games and I must say they tried to the best of their ability and support.
Not much has changed in the way we administer sport in Nigeria, what has changed is the commitment and passion that players are putting into it. In our days, it is not as if we got all we asked for but we were more passionate playing for the country than what we have now.
We played for nothing. I was in the team to Montreal Olympics in The difference is that we played many friendly games leading to the Olympics to prepare us, but that has changed because the team to Rio did not get to play many tune up games.
In our time, we put in a lot of individual efforts, trained a lot, while athletes today just want the country to do all for them. In fact, I played active football till I was still playing here in the United States for a semi-pro team called the Greek American till and would have played for Nigeria at U.
In fact, I was invited for a try-out with the Eagles. I was to join them in Arnhem, Holland, and I was very happy. I arrived two days before their match against Sweden.
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I was supposed to be travelling with the team as part of my try-out period, but Clemens Westerhof, the coach, changed the date of the game and that made it impossible for me to travel to Sweden. Back to Nigeria I will come back if I have something to do for my country.
When I graduated from school inI mentioned to the Nigeria Football Association now NFF that they should just give me the junior team so that I could develop the players. I even offered to help any player interested in going to college because I know and understand the collegiate system here in the States.
My friend, I got no response. Right now I am back on the field helping young people play the game better. I trained as a financial adviser in school and worked for 19 years doing that. But I quit my job to become a teacher.
I have been working with a lot of kids, about 60 of them, and I am being appreciated for it. Beginning My parents never liked the idea of playing soccer. However, I was just too stubborn to listen and I kept playing. My father passed away about 13 years ago, and still never supported me playing soccer.
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