Mutiu Adepoju joins Raul, Xavi, David Villa as La Liga Ambassador

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Former Nigeria skipper Mutiu Adepoju was Tuesday honoured as a La Liga Ambassador alongside top stars like Frederic Kanoute, Puyol, Xavi and Raul at an elaborate ceremony in Madrid, Spain.

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Adepoju, 45, is already the country manager of La Liga in Nigeria.

The La Liga Ambassadors are expected to represent and enhance the visibility of the top-tier Spanish league in their various localities.

“It is a good one that La Liga is honouring me among other top players who have played in that league over years,” a proud Mutiu said.

“It is a sign of recognition and respect.

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“La Liga must be commended for putting this together.”‎

Adepoju, who played for Shooting Stars in the Nigeria premier league, featured for Racing Santander and Real Sociedad, scoring 22 goals in 175 matches over seven seasons.

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