Former Nigeria player and LaLiga ambassador Mutiu Adepoju has been honoured with a traditional chieftaincy title by the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Eminence Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II in Ile-Ife, Osun State.
The former Real Madrid player was conferred with the Asoju Amuludun Oodua in a luxury event that was held last Friday.
While speaking during the event, 𝗛𝗶𝘀 𝗥𝗼𝘆𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗮𝗷𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘆, 𝗔𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗢𝗱𝘂𝗱𝘂𝘄𝗮 𝗢𝗹𝗼𝗳𝗶𝗻 𝗔𝗱𝗶𝗺𝘂𝗹𝗮 𝗢𝗼𝗻𝗶 𝗔𝗱𝗲𝘆𝗲𝘆𝗲 𝗘𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗻 𝗢𝗴𝘂𝗻𝘄𝘂𝘀𝗶, 𝗖𝗙𝗥, 𝗢̣𝗷𝗮́𝗷𝗮́ 𝗜𝗜, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟱𝟭𝘀𝘁 𝗢𝗼𝗻𝗶 𝗼𝗳 𝗜𝗳𝗲, described Mutiu Adepoju as a legend of the beautiful game of football.
“𝗔𝘀 𝘄𝗲 𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗲𝗯𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝘂𝘁𝗶𝘂 𝗔𝗱𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗷𝘂, 𝘄𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁, 𝗱𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗮𝗺𝗲.
He is not just a footballer; he is a symbol of hope and an embodiment of what one can achieve with unwavering dedication and a burning passion. In a world where football legends come and go, 𝗠𝘂𝘁𝗶𝘂 𝗔𝗱𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗷𝘂’𝘀 𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗰𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗲 𝗲𝘁𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗯𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗳𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱.
I hereby present to you a beacon of inspiration, a true maestro, and a living legend of Nigerian football the “Headmaster”: 𝗠𝘂𝘁𝗶𝘂 𝗔𝗱𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗷𝘂 𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗲 𝗢𝗱𝘂𝗱𝘂𝘄𝗮 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝗵𝗶𝗺 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗢𝗼𝗻𝗶 𝗢𝗷𝗮𝗷𝗮 𝗜𝗜 𝗢𝗱𝘂𝗱𝘂𝘄𝗮 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗶𝘁 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗲𝗳𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗦𝗢𝗝𝗨 𝗔𝗠𝗨𝗟𝗨𝗗𝗨𝗡 (𝗔𝗺𝗯𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗱𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁) today November 9th, 2023”.
Mutiu Adepoju was part of the Super Eagles team that won the 1994 AFCON in Tunisia and went on to represent Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup in 1994 and 1998 in the USA and France respectively.