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By Jacob Ajom

Former Nigeria international and one-time Chairman of the Lagos State Football Association, Waidi Akanni is an exciting fellow, whose dreams and thoughts are always about football, a sport he started playing early as a youth.

He was a member of the 1985 bronze-winning Flying Eagles squad at the FIFA U20 World Cup in Russia. Akanni played for the Super Eagles between 1988 and 1990. He travelled to America to further his career and studies where he played for the Howard University team and also bagged a Masters Degrees in Engineering. In the USA, he also played for Bolton Bolts and Maryland FC. After retirement, he returned to Nigeria and has been active ever since in administering and promoting football.

He headed Lagos football for four years and has since become a sports marketer, promoter and organiser.

Last weekend, Sports Vanguard visited him at his office, off Obanikoro area of Lagos, where he opened up on the state of football in the country. It was a…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper