Nwosu: Landlord, Car Owner At 17


Henry Nwosu, MON, was his vintage self when Complete Sports traced him to his family house in Naze, near Owerri, Imo State. The 56-year-old who won the 1980 Nations Cup at the age of 17, took our correspondent, SAB OSUJI, in this exclusive interview, through his life and career. Enjoy excerpts….

Nwosu as a Ball Boy

“I was initially a ball boy. Then I started playing and by the time I left secondary School, I joined African Continental Bank, ACB football club of Lagos.

They were then known as Lagos Rangers. Soon after, I moved to New Nigeria Bank FC, Benin, which then had Stephen Keshi (now late) as captain.

I was also a member of the U20 national team Flying Eagles, then. Along the line, I received invitation to the senior national team, Green Eagles.

I felt elated and coach Willy Bazuaye (also late) called me by the side and said, ‘look, boy, go there, play your game and they will take you’.
That was the words of encouragement he gave me and I was kind of…

Source: Complete Sports