• All nominees for CAF Player of the Year award have equal chance – Adepoju

    All nominees for CAF Player of the Year award have equal chance – Adepoju

    Former international, Mutiu Adepoju, has said that any of the players shortlisted for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Player of the year award for 2016, have equal chances the title.

    CAF recently shortlisted the Nigeria’s English Premiership trio of Mikel Obi, Ahmed Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho among other African players that include Algeria’s and Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez among others for the award of best African footballer for 2016.

    Speaking yesterday, Adepoju said there are players who did well in the […]

  • Eagles should capitalise on Algeria, Cameroun result as Group B leader – Adepoju

    Eagles should capitalise on Algeria, Cameroun result as Group B leader – Adepoju

    Former Super Eagles player, Mutiu Adepoju, has urged the Super Eagles to concentrate on winning their remaining matches of the 2018 World Cup qualifier, saying that the 1-1 score line between Algeria and Cameroun is good enough to spur the team battle the two sides with out fear.

    Adepoju who is also a member of the NFF Technical Committee, stated that the victory against Zambia, is a clear reflection that the Super Eagles are gradually regaining their strength in Africa football.

    He […]

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

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

    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.

    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 […]

  • Mutiu Adepoju reveals not playing for Real Madrid biggest regret

    Mutiu Adepoju reveals not playing for Real Madrid biggest regret

    Ex-Nigeria World Cup star Mutiu Adepoju has admitted his failure to break into the Real Madrid first team was his biggest regret in over a decade of action in La Liga.

    The 45-year-old Mutiu is now the La Liga country manager in Nigeria.

    He joined Real Madrid second team Castilla after the 1989 FIFA U20 World Cup in Saudi Arabia with the hope he will progress to Real, but it was not to be.

    “Probably, not been able to break into the Real […]

  • La Liga and Nigeria league the best together – Mutiu Adepoju

    La Liga and Nigeria league the best together – Mutiu Adepoju

    One of the world’s most successful leagues, La Liga, has thrown its doors wide open to Nigeria with ex-World Cup star Mutiu Adepoju tasked with installing the Spanish top flight league as No.1 in this football-mad country.

    Already, a five-year co-operation with the Nigeria league has seen an All-Stars team feature on a playing tour of Spain during which they lost all three matches to Valencia, Malaga and Atletico Madrid last month.

    La Liga will soon donate 4,000 footballs to the country, […]