The Tremendous Eagles nice has been acknowledged for his laudable contributions to sports activities.
La Liga ambassador Mutiu Adepoju has been conferred with a conventional chieftaincy title by the Ooni of Ife.
In a luxurious occasion held on Friday in Ile-Ife, His Imperial Eminence and Adimula of Yorubaland, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, put in the previous Nigeria and Actual Madrid midfielder because the Asoju Amuludun Oodua.
Nigeria soccer nice and #LaLiga ambassador Mutiu Adepoju has been conferred with a conventional chieftaincy title by the Ooni of Ife as Asoju Amuludun Oodua.
Subsequent time you see him, name him Chief Adepoju. Congratulations Headmaster. 👑 pic.twitter.com/OiqllNFFDH
— Shina Oludare 🇳🇬 (@sportingshina) November 11, 2023
This honorary chieftaincy title is in recognition of his exploits within the lovely recreation. The proficient and versatile operator represented Nigeria senior nationwide staff for 12 years after making his debut in 1990.
“I rely it an enormous honour getting acknowledged by one of many biggest monarchs on this planet, the Adimula of Yorubaland,” Adepoju, who was in firm of his lovely spouse Bimpe, instructed Soccernet.ng.
“This implies lots to me and my household and all I can solely promised that I cannot be discovered wanting in fulfilling the obligations that accompanies title.”
Earlier than making his Tremendous Eagles bow towards Togo in August 1990, ‘Headmaster’ had represented the nation at youth stage.
His three-goal feat on the FIFA U20 World Cup held in Saudi Arabia helped the Flying Eagles end as runners-up on the world soccer showpiece.
Two of these efforts got here towards america of America within the semi-final inside Prince Abdullah Al Faisal Stadium.
At senior stage, he was a part of the Nigeria squad that gained the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia. Additionally, he was a part of the squads for the FIFA World Cups in 1994, 1998 – the place he notably scored a magnificence within the 3–2 overcome Spain – and 2002, though he didn’t play within the latter event.
After a powerful skilled profession that noticed him play in Spain, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Cyprus, Adepoju introduced his retirement from all types of soccer in 2006.