Former Super Eagles midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju has said he feels honoured to be a board member of Oyo State Football Association.
Speaking with www.brila.net the headmaster as fondly called said he was a native of Ibadan, born in Ibadan, brought up in Ibadan, schooled in Ibadan, represented Oyo state and played football at the highest level and said it’s the high time he brought the experience to bear and work with the leadership to move the Oyo State Football Association forward.
In his words, former Shooting Stars Boss said:
“I join Oyo F.A to reunite with my family. I’m a native of Ibadan, born in Ibadan, brought up in Ibadan, played for Shooting Stars, and I also played football at the highest level and managed Shooting Stars, so it’s high time I brought the experience to the fore with the Chairman and other board members to move the association forward”
Asking the former Real Madrid winger why he did not contest for the post of a chairmanship, Adepoju said he respect the leadership of Oyo F.A and it’s not healthy for someone to just come and begin at the top. Real Sociedad goal poacher said:
“You cannot just come and start from the top. I respect people in Oyo F.A and I’m ready to work with the leadership to achieve the yearning and aspirations of the association”
The Laliga Ambassador therefore concluded that they are going to do whatever it takes to attract sponsors in Oyo F.A.
The Headmaster played 58 matches for the senior national team spanning 12 years and he netted 6 goals for his country. Adepoju made his deput against Togo in August 1990 and was part of the wonder team at African Cup of Nations of Senegal ’92, Tunisia ’94, USA ’94 (Best squad ever) Ghana-Nigeria 2000,Korea- Japan 2002 World Cup. Summarilly in foreign scene, Adepoju played 175 La Liga games with 22 goals over the course of 7 seasons and 58 games with 6 goals for the national team