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Ike Shorunmu "Controversy"

By Desmond Ekwueme

Posted  168 Views updated 1 year ago

I have had series of calls even as more are still coming in from football fans and stakeholders of Nigerian football who keep asking Yours Sincerely if Ike Shorunmu was part of Super Eagles AFCON 94 winning squad and USA 94 World Cup squad.

My answer has been NO!!! They ask a follow up question, Why is his name on the list of players of that set who President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved allocations for their 3-bedroom apartment as reward promised by the FG for their heroics as proposed by the Minister of Works, Babatunde Raji Fashola?

My answer is I DON'T KNOW. And truly I don't. Perhaps those who drew up the "present" list should tell us how they came up with it or their considerations.

Shorunmu was with Shooting Stars of Ibadan during both tournaments. Agu was with RSC Liege of Belgium. Rufai was with Go Ahead Eagles in the Netherlands and later Farense of Portugal and Agbonavbare was with Rayo Vallencano of Spain.

Please don't get this twisted. Yours Sincerely isn't in anyway against any form of reward or benefits for "Ike Anobi" De No.1 himself....but just to establish the fact that he wasn't part of the Class of 94 of the Super Eagles.

If anyone wishes or wants to reward "Ike Anobi" for his meritorious service to his fatherland...which he deserves, he should create something or a platform for such but not to stir up any controversy with the reward for the Class of 94 Eagles which he wasn't part of.

Shorunmu is a gentleman who shouldn't be dragged into such controversy. This writer knows that Shorunmu detests controversies.


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