Most times, the career of a professional footballer, and Sportsman is known to end with them being a Coach, Fitness trainer, Sports journalist, or even a business mogul. Although some people who played professionally in a sport didn't continue their lives under the umbrella of sports, rather they looked outside for other means of living life.
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Without further ado, in this article, we will be sharing and presenting to you some people who played for the Super Eagles of Nigeria but became ordained Pastors of a Church Ministry after retirement from their professional football.
1. Pastor Taribo West
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If you are one of those who have followed Nigeria football from the early '90s, you will know or have heard of Taribo West. He was one of the renowned people who played professional football in both home and abroad. From the records, he played in the Nigeria league where he played for the likes of Enugu Rangers and Julius Berger. While in Europe, he played well in France, Italy, and he was featured for both Inter Milan and A.C Milan.
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Meanwhile, he also got his Super Eagles Debut in 1994 before he went ahead to represent the Country in both Africa and World Competitions. After he retired in 2007, he moved himself to the Pulpit and he is now a Pastor in a Church named Shelter in the Storm, Miracle Ministries of All Nation in Lagos State.
2. Peterside Idah
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Another Ex-Super eagle international who became an ordained Pastor after his professional football career is Peterside Idah. While in his prime, he played as a goalkeeper for the BBC lions and Enyimba in the Nigerian league before he moved to play for other clubs in South Africa.
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In 1998, he got his super eagles call up and that was it but when he retired from football, he found solace with the Pulpit and he became a Pastor in Christ Ambassadors church located in South Africa.
3. Alloy Agu
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One of the legendary goalkeepers that have represented the Super Eagles of Nigeria and later on became a Man of God is Alloy.
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He played professionally for NEPA and ACB clubs in Lagos and he also played football in Belgium, Netherlands, and Turkey. In 1988, he got his first call-up to the Super Eagles of which he represented for 7 years before becoming a Pastor at Christ Devine Church of God.
4. Chidi Nwanu
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In 1988, the talented Center back made his Super Eagles debut and he went on to represent the country for a decade. He also played football in Europe but he eventually retired in 1998 to become a Pastor at the Prophetic Deliverance Ministry.
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Although, the list of Footballers who became Pastors after Playing for the Super Eagles seem to be endless but these are the few ones we could get.
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