The Nigerian national football team’s former captain, Segun Odegbami, will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Human Kinetics at the upcoming graduation ceremony of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE).
Having won the first African Cup of Nations on home soil in 1980 and having graduated from Nigeria’s premier technical institution, Polytechnic Ibadan with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Odegbami is highly regarded for his academic accomplishments.
Odegbami expressed his surprise and gratitude for the honour bestowed upon him by FUOYE.
This development is a positive sign that more Nigerian football stars are pursuing academic degrees alongside actively playing football at a high level.
This article was updated 1 month ago