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Buhari rejoices with Odegbami at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday felicitated Nigeria’s iconic football star sports administrator and broadcaster Olusegun Odegbami as he turns 70 on Sunday.

In a statement by his spokesman Femi Adesina in Abuja the president congratulated the former national team player and his family for many years of service to the nation and humanity Buhari rejoiced with Odegbami for a distinguished career in sports with eight years as a national team player 1974 1982 earning the respect of team players and fans at home and across Africa.

The president particularly noted Odegbami s dazzling skills and accuracy in scoring for which he was nicknamed Mathematical Odegbami He also noted the versatility of the former skipper of the Green Eagles who also served as an adviser to the technical crew of national teams.

The president lauded Odegbami for inspiring many athletes to stardom and positioned himself for success in writing publishing acting broadcasting and farming Buhari believed that Odegbami s experience leadership skills and network of friends across many fields and places would remain relevant for growing the country He prayed for longer life good health and prosperity for Odegbami and his family.

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