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Super Eagles Goalie Olorunleke Ojo Hails Theophilus Afelokhai as His Mentor in the NPFL

June, 22 2024.

Enyimba and Super Eagles goalkeeper Olorunleke Ojo has openly acknowledged the profound influence of former Kano Pillars goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai on his career in the Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL).


In an interview with ckdmedia.ng, Ojo expressed his admiration for Afelokhai, who made a name for himself by winning back-to-back NPFL titles.


"When I was in UFC of Jos, I looked up to Afelokhai," Ojo revealed. "He was a beacon of excellence and consistency, someone I aspired to emulate."


Afelokhai's legacy in Nigerian football is well-recognized. His achievements, including multiple NPFL titles and his commanding presence on the field, have made him a revered figure in Nigerian football. Ojo, who has followed in his mentor's footsteps, has not only won the league but also captained Enyimba, mirroring Afelokhai's accomplishments.


Ojo's journey from looking up to Afelokhai to achieving similar success is a testament to the inspiration and guidance he received. "His work ethic, leadership, and dedication have always been a source of motivation for me," Ojo said. "I'm grateful for his mentorship and the impact he has had on my career."


Ojo's leadership and skills have earned him recognition and respect, both at Enyimba and with the national team, the Super Eagles. His success story is a beacon of hope and a source of inspiration for many young players in the NPFL.

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