Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Nigeria

Adepoju joins anti violence campaign



Super Eagles Legend Mutiu Adepoju announced on Thursday that he was adding his voice to the 1 GAME: Football without Violence campaign.

Adepoju embraced the initiative after speaking to 1 GAME founder Philip Obaji earlier in Abuja.

Adepoju said: “I am proud to be part of 1 GAME. I have played football and so I know exactly what violence can do to the game. I urge every football follower to desist from violence and not bring the game into disrepute. I call on everybody to do same for the progress of football.”

Born on December 22, 1970 in Ibadan, Adepoju is a former Nigerian footballer, who played mostly as an offensive midfielder.

Nicknamed "The Headmaster", he played most of his career in Spain, and represented Nigeria in three FIFA World Cups. He earned 54 caps for the Super Eagles, scoring five goals.

Adepoju joins a growing list of local and international icons from the sporting world whose involvement in the 1 GAME campaign has helped promote its call for an end to violence and fanaticism in football.

1 GAME was founded in June 2010 with an objective to promote peaceful co-existence among supporters involved in football followership.

So far, more than One hundred thousand people have signed up to be part of campaign including Jamaica’s Reggae Musician Shaggy, Hip-hop duo P-Square, Nigeria senior national football team coach Samson Siasia, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Aminu Maigari and some members of NFF Executive Committee.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Latest Video Highlights

Sports Talk



Calvin Emeka Onwuka
United did well against Chelsea
To a lot of people the celebrations that greeted Robin van Persie’s equaliser “represented how low...

Sunday Oliseh
El Clasico gave a glimpse of the future
Real Madrid were deserving winners of the El Clasico at the weekend. A closer look seems to reveal...

John Dykes
United’s Felli-good factor
He was on their books for 10 years as a player, won everything with them and even coached them last...

Emeka Enyadike
Conversations with Senzo
I woke up this morning to the rude shock of the senseless shooting of Senzo Meyiwa and I still...

Carol Radull
Let the chickens hatch K'ogalo
Last year was an exception but I think “it is written” that the Tusker Premier League must go down...

Arjun Vidyarthi
Listen to the fans Rodgers
While in the UK I decided to do what every Liverpool fan would try and do - catch a game.