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Football | Nigeria

Efe Sodje joins anti violence campaign



Former Super Eagles defender Efe Sodje has announced that he was adding his voice to the 1 GAME: Football without Violence campaign, saying it was important for football development.

The 38 year old Bury of England vice-captain informed 1 GAME founder Philip Obaji of his committment on thursday morning.

"I am committed to the 1 Game project. I started my career in Nigeria, so I know that safety is important. Violence is not what football needs. Fans should learn to tolerate and accept defeat. It is important for football development."

Sodje added "Everybody has a role to play. Football authorities must improve on security. Once the players know there are safe on the pitch, they'll perform well at any given time. So there must ensure that players are protected always for them to give in their best."

Born on October 5, 1972 in Lambeth, England, Sodje is a Central Defender who currently plays for newly promoted League One side Bury. He has featured at international level for Nigeria and was in the squad for the2000 African Cup of Nations.

He was also part of the Nigeria squad that went to the 2002 FIFA World Cup making two appearances againstArgentina and England. Sodje played 9 times for the Super Eagles, scoring once in a 2-1 friendly win againstRepublic of Ireland.

He becomes the Third former Nigeria International to publicly announce his involvement in 1 GAME after Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia and Shooting Stars General Manager Mutiu Adepoju.

Founder of 1 GAME, Obaji informed SuperSport.com that the initiative is a non-profit campaign calling on football enthusiasts to rise in support of its call for an end to fanaticism and vices in the game by signing up through its website www.play1game.org.

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