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Nigerian footballer, Ogenyi Eddy Onazi has recounted the vital role Late Stephen Keshi, former Super Eagles’ coach played in making him a football star.
Onazi revealed that he was invited to play for Nigeria by the late coach after he (Keshi) saw him (Onazi) play against Tottenham in 2012.
The 27-year-old made his debut as a Super Eagles goalkeeper in a 2013 AFCON qualifying game against Liberia.
“Keshi told me he wanted me to do something for Nigerians, that he was going to play me in the right-back position against Zambia, Efe Ambrose was suspended. I told him I was ready to play as a goalkeeper,” Onazi told Super Eagles media team via Instagram live.
“That was when he asked Enebi, the Team Secretary if I was a Nigerian and he said yes, he said he wanted me in the national team, so that’s how I came to the Super Eagles.
“I have so much respect for the Big Boss, I never forget about him, he’s a legend and may his soul rest in peace and God bless him wherever he is, he contributed massively to my football career” he added.
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