INTERVIEW: Why I snubbed Tottenham, other foreign clubs


Fondly called Mathematical, Segun Odegbami ranks high among football players to have come out from this part of the world.

Odegbami’s exploits with the Nigeria national team are numerous; including helping the country to her first AFCON title in 1980.

However, the vastly-talented superstar played for IICC Shooting Stars of Ibadan his entire career, from 1970 to 1984.

In this exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Odegbami revealed he actually had offers to play abroad but failed to follow them through.

Enjoy excerpts…

PT: Many people know about your national team exploits, leading the then Green Eagles to win the first AFCON title in 1980 and all that, but one question some people ask is that did Segun Odegbami really have the chance to play abroad?

Odegbami: I had at least…



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