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AMOKACHI COUNSELS FOOTBALL STARS ON INVESTMENT PLANS

By Olayinka Elebute

Former Super Eagles striker, Daniel Amokachi has said modern-day stars have no business going broke at the end of their playing careers if they follow robust investment strategies of the likes of Wilfred Nididi.

Amokachi who was recently appointed the country’s football Ambassador by President Muhammadu Buhari admitted that he once went broke after making a lot of money from football.

Amokachi apart from being a member of the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations AFCON winning squad in Tunisia was also a member of the 1994 World Cup in the United States.

Two years later, Amokachi played a crucial role in helping the country’s Dream Team claim the Olympics gold medal in Atlanta, Georgia.

But despite all his on-field success, the attacker, who scored the first-ever UEFA Champions League goal, still went bankrupt after quitting football.

Speaking to journalists, Amokachi is convinced that well-paid stars can prepare for life after football by investing in real estate, just like Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi.

“If you are opportuned to be a footballer in this generation with the kind of money in the industry – you have no business going bankrupt after your playing days.”

“Look at Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa and Wilfred Ndidi, they all have estates scattered in Abuja and Lagos as their investment, those are players that have plans for their life.

“When I was assisting late Keshi as a coach of the Super Eagles, I told some players to invest, but they were weren’t listening.

“I have gone broke and bankrupt before, so if I tell you something, it means I know what I’m talking about,” Amokachi said.

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