The Death Of The Big Boss And Other Eagles.

The Big Boss Says Goodbye
Kingsley Momoh

Uchenna Okafor, Wilfred Agbonivbare, Rashidi Yekini, Thompson Oliha and now Stephen Keshi. That is the list of the dead members of the 1994 African champions Super Eagles. Last month I was listening to the radio where the children of Rashidi Yekini were being interviewed by Godwin Enakhena on Top Sports on Top Radio and I shook my head. So, with all the interesting adjectives that adorned our newspapers in the 90s about Rashidi Yekini's exploits for the Super Eagles and Victoria Setubal his Portuguese clubside, nothing interesting has been done to capture the memory of the legend into minds of the nation.
Thompson Oliha
Indeed, the services of these footballers does not end after their playing days if there was a football association that is stable and focused. It has always been a football association strongly influenced by the government and or a cabal of evil spirits in form of football administrators. The ousting of the former FIFA President, Sepp Blatter is an evidence of the colossal malfunction in football administration. However, apart from the corrupt tendency as exemplified by Blatter's saga, the Nigerian situation is also garnished with mismanagement which shows up in various ways which are obvious and too numerous to spend time listing right away.


Rashidi Yekini
Wilfred Agbonivbare
With the death of the Big boss whose foray into national and international limelight started with now defunct Bendel Insurance FC of Benin city, the question and answers which were apparently not asked and answered with the deaths of the other ex-Eagles will definitely come up and hopefully everyone involved which includes the press, public, government and sports officials will step up their games to change the statusquo which isn't supposed to be.

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