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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:12 pm 
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Does anyone have an idea of how many former Nigerian footballers return home after their playing careers are over? It appears to me that most simply settle abroad.

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 Post subject: Re: Return home
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Chxta wrote:
Does anyone have an idea of how many former Nigerian footballers return home after their playing careers are over? It appears to me that most simply settle abroad.

If they are in a country that has a better standard of living it’s totally understandable that they’ll prefer to stay there especially if by the end of their careers they are settled with a home and family.
I’d think most successful Nigerian footballers that played abroad stay abroad until they need something in Nigeria.

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...return home for what exactly? Come fight with thieves, well those wey try were blasphemed.


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 Post subject: Re: Return home
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:02 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Return home
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Purity wrote:
Yekini
Amokachi

Okocha
West
Mutu
Eguavoen
Okpalla
Amunike
Yobo
Fashanu
Udeze
Kanu
Pascal
Dimeji Lawal
Garba Lawal
Tijani Babangida
Siasia
Ugbade

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 Post subject: Re: Return home
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Dammy wrote:
Purity wrote:
Yekini
Amokachi

Okocha
West
Mutu
Eguavoen
Okpalla
Amunike
Yobo
Fashanu
Udeze
Kanu
Pascal
Dimeji Lawal
Garba Lawal
Tijani Babangida
Siasia
Ugbade


Oliha
Keshi - to an extent
Enyeama?
Babayaro
Aghahowa
Ikpeba
Oruma
Alloy Agu

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Does the SE have Gray, Mahrez or Albrighton on our team or players of their caliber?


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 Post subject: Re: Return home
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mcal wrote:
...return home for what exactly? Come fight with thieves, well those wey try were blasphemed.


Football players are like other Nigerians. Many Nigerians feel HAPPY at home. And many non-football playing Nigerians have returned home in droves. Even those who had not retired, but decided it was time to go back.

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Does the SE have Gray, Mahrez or Albrighton on our team or players of their caliber?


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 Post subject: Re: Return home
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:43 pm 
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Its probably a better bet for these guys to be able to stretch their money further back home and be able to generate more income esp if they were previous Internationals. You need to make that money last a much longer period than your playing career and staying abroad probably will shorten it. Seems folks like Enyeama (based on their IG posts) rove in-between, seems to keep his family in France but frequent Naija as he has some business ventures there.

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 Post subject: Re: Return home
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Dammy wrote:
Purity wrote:
Yekini
Amokachi

Okocha
West
Mutu
Eguavoen
Okpalla
Amunike
Yobo
Fashanu
Udeze
Kanu
Pascal
Dimeji Lawal
Garba Lawal
Tijani Babangida
Siasia
Ugbade


I thought Siasia lived in Atlanta, his family does form what I recall.


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danfo driver wrote:
mcal wrote:
...return home for what exactly? Come fight with thieves, well those wey try were blasphemed.


Football players are like other Nigerians. Many Nigerians feel HAPPY at home. And many non-football playing Nigerians have returned home in droves. Even those who had not retired, but decided it was time to go back.
...I understand return home to independent and personal life, not engaging trying to coach football especially national teams. It's a dog eat dog affair.


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 Post subject: Re: Return home
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mcal wrote:
danfo driver wrote:
mcal wrote:
...return home for what exactly? Come fight with thieves, well those wey try were blasphemed.


Football players are like other Nigerians. Many Nigerians feel HAPPY at home. And many non-football playing Nigerians have returned home in droves. Even those who had not retired, but decided it was time to go back.
...I understand return home to independent and personal life, not engaging trying to coach football especially national teams. It's a dog eat dog affair.


The thread opener simply asked about those who "return home." Didnt say whether they try to become coaches.

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 Post subject: Re: Return home
PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:41 am 
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danfo driver wrote:
Dammy wrote:
Purity wrote:
Yekini
Amokachi

Okocha
West
Mutu
Eguavoen
Okpalla
Amunike
Yobo
Fashanu
Udeze
Kanu
Pascal
Dimeji Lawal
Garba Lawal
Tijani Babangida
Siasia
Ugbade


Oliha
Keshi - to an extent
Enyeama?
Babayaro
Aghahowa
Ikpeba
Oruma
Alloy Agu


Thanks for these. Depressingly short list...

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 Post subject: Re: Return home
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:37 am 
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Gabriel Okolosi
Tarili Okorowanta


Above na Ajegunle boys that returned home

Victor Ikpeba
Victor Agali


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 Post subject: Re: Return home
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:00 am 
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Chxta wrote:
danfo driver wrote:
Dammy wrote:
Purity wrote:
Yekini
Amokachi

Okocha
West
Mutu
Eguavoen
Okpalla
Amunike
Yobo
Fashanu
Udeze
Kanu
Pascal
Dimeji Lawal
Garba Lawal
Tijani Babangida
Siasia
Ugbade


Oliha
Keshi - to an extent
Enyeama?
Babayaro
Aghahowa
Ikpeba
Oruma
Alloy Agu


Thanks for these. Depressingly short list...


Most of the guys they even listed are not 100% in Nigeria. They are like one leg at home and one leg outside. The few that stayed are the ones that don't have their papers after all those years

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 Post subject: Re: Return home
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:09 pm 
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Dammy wrote:
Purity wrote:
Yekini
Amokachi

Okocha
West
Mutu
Eguavoen
Okpalla
Amunike
Yobo
Fashanu
Udeze
Kanu
Pascal
Dimeji Lawal
Garba Lawal
Tijani Babangida
Siasia
Ugbade


Fasanu a special case surely, wasn't a Naija international (and wasn't even brought up in Naija) but "returned home" after the UK press made things hot for him and he also saw an opportunity to make good due to his political connections.

Fair play, he has stayed put.


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