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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.

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