Why My Height Was Never An Obstacle For Me


Former Nigeria international Pius Ikedia says his height never affected him during his professional football career.

Ikedia was one of the smallest players at both the Nigerian national teams and at his clubs.

The 40-year-old, who hails from Asaba in Delta State, stand at 1.66 m (5 ft 5 1 ⁄ 2 in) but made up for his lack of height with frightening pace down the right wing.

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And speaking on Tuesday from his base in California, USA, on a radio programme on Brila FM titled ‘No Holds Barred’ anchored by his former Super Eagles teammate Ifeanyi Udeze, Ikedia said:”I think the height of a thing is that if such a player has the talent your height will be overlooked.

“There’s a kind of talent such a player will possess teams will overlook your height. It’s just like (Diego) Maradona and (Lionel) Messi.”

When asked which game was his most memorable during his playing career, the former Ajax Amsterdam…

Source: Complete Sports