The world governing physique recognised one in every of Nigeria’s most interesting ever soccer stars three a long time after he departed this realm
The Fédération Internationale de Soccer Affiliation, FIFA, has celebrated late Inexperienced Eagles midfielder Mudashiru Babatunde “Muda” Lawal on the thirtieth anniversary of his demise.
The world soccer governing physique took to their official Twitter account to recognise the contribution of one in every of Nigeria’s biggest ever gamers, who died on July 6, 1991.
Writing on the social media microblogging platform, FIFA mentioned: “Muda Lawal impressed Nigeria to their 1st AFCON title in 1980 and was the first participant to seem in 5 successive editions of the competitors.
“30 years in the past at the moment, the Tremendous Eagles legend handed away, aged 37.”
On the time Muda Lawal died, he was unarguably Nigeria’s biggest participant.
The extremely combative midfielder was barely 21 years outdated when he made his worldwide debut in 1975 and helped Nigeria win the nation’s first Africa Cup of Nations trophy on house soil in 1980.
The previous Taking pictures Stars ace was the primary participant on the continent to seem in 5 successive editions of the Afcon, representing Nigeria between 1976 and 1984. He received two bronze medals, a silver medal, and a gold medal from 4 of those tournaments.
By the point he introduced the curtain down on his nationwide crew profession, Lawal was the Inexperienced Eagles’ most capped star with 86 appearances, throughout which era he scored 12 targets.
Lawal performed his final worldwide match on August 18, 1985, and died in his house six years later, aged 37.