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Nobody backed me up to play for Nigeria – Muri Ogunbiyi

Two times CAF champions league winner Muri Ogunbiyi has finally opened up on the reason why he opted to play for Benin republic ahead of the Nigeria despite making waves in the local scene before moving to Tunisia.

“The reason my parents allowed me to represent The Republic of Benin was that I had already gone to the Nigerian National team twice (u20 and u23) and i am sorry to say, but since i am opportune, I have to speak out”.

“For the fact that I had nobody to back me up, things didn’t workout well”.

Ogunbiyi who is originally from Ogun state went on to represent the Benin Republic national team on 46 occasions scoring two goals in the process as himself and Razak Omotoyossi (a Nigerian with Benin) played against Nigeria at the 2004 Nations Cup in Tunisia. The legendary player currently plies his trade with Ottasolo FC of Lagos.


Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu

Oluchi Tobe-Chukwu popularly known as tobex is the Vice chairman of Sports writers Association of Nigeria , lagos Chapter. She Is also the Media Spokesperson of the Super Falcons of Nigeria. She is an award winning women's football writer. Tobex is also an ex footballer that was privileged to play in the first NFF organised women's league in 1990 as a player of Hamza Queens. Her last club as an active footballer was Ibom Angels as She paved way to further her education years ago. She is a Federal Government scholar , with a degree in Mass communication, a second degree in Public Relations and Advertising (Communication Studies). She is a Wife and Mother.

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