Odegbami becomes fellow, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs
The ex-Eagles captain is one player who has achieved a lot outside the sport that brought him to fame.
“It is his vision to bring a new dimension to foreign affairs, one of which is to do what the Americans have long-established in their foreign affairs architecture – a unit to use the power of sport as a tool of diplomacy.”During Odegbami’s visit to the NIIA, he stumbled on a meeting of the Secretariat for the 60th Anniversary Celebrations of the Institute under the watchful eyes of Dr. Godwin Ichimi and he has already been hinted he has a role to play in the celebrations.
Odegbami was very impactful in his national team career; scoring a goal on average every two games for the Green Eagles which later became the Super Eagles.ALSO READ:FIFA Ranking: Super Eagles maintain 34th positionHe was very instrumental in Nigeria’s first AFCON triumph which was on home soil in 1980 as he scored two goals in the final, in which Nigeria won 3-0 against Algeria.Read more: Premium Times »
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