Late Yemi Tella was born in Lagos in 1965, he developed a love for football and decided to become a soccer coach since he did not have the flare to play the games, so he embarked on his journey to becoming a soccer coach at the National Institute for Sports (NIS) Surulere, Lagos.
From the late 70s up till early 90s, the Lagos Principals' Cup was hotly contested by secondary schools in the State. Aside from being the most followed grassroots sports competition in the State at the time, it also served as a veritable scouting ground for clubs in the State and neighbouring States such as Ogun, Oyo and Osun.
Nigeria surprisingly stunned the world to win Gold Medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Dutch gaffer Jo Bonfere was at the dugouts dishing out instructions to the victorious team. The Olympic Games has brought great memories to the West African country, with Silver and Bronze won in 2012 and 2016 respectively.
Alot of prominent men lost their lives in 2020, and a former super eagle player happened to be among those who died in 2020. Recall, on the 4th of September 2020, a former super eagle player identified as Ajibaba Babalade died after he reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest. He played as a defender for the super eagles many years ago, and he died in Ibadan, at age 52. He was buried on Friday, the 15th of January 2021. His body was shown to the public at Liberty stadium in Ibadan, and so many people attended to
Ex Nigeria goalkeeper, Dosu Joseph has exhibited a high level of humility by rating older sibling, David better than himself and younger sibling, John in the art.The 47 years old stated this in a post on his Instagram page on Sunday, as he gave credit to David, popularly called Apelete the cat during his hey days.
Dose Joseph remain one of the greatest goalkeeper in the history of Nigerian football despite his short career in the round leather game. Dose Joseph was born 19 June 1973 in Abuja and his mother is Togolese while his father is Nigerian from Badagry and he's the sixth child of his family. The former goalkeeper however clocks 47 today and he deserves all the accolades and good wishes that are coming his way for his good services for his father's land. Dosu's time with the national team was short but it
At the time he broke in to literally steal the number one shirt from the firm grasp of Abiodun Baruwa to become the U-23 national team goalkeeper heading to the centennial Olympics in Atlanta 1996, Dosu Joseph was only just a home-based player plying his trade for Lagos-team, Julius Berger Football Club. Many critics questioned whether he had the confidence, ability and charisma to command a team brimming with overflowing talent from the rear, and they never failed to say so. But Dosu was not going to be de
Former Nigeria goalkeeoer, Dosu Joseph has reminisced on Nigeria winning gold in the men's football event of 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta 25 years ago. In a post on his Instagram page, the 48 years old who kept goal for Nigeria throughout their triumphant campaign, recalled how Nigeria made history as the first African country to achieve the feat by overcoming Argentina 3-2 in the final on 3 August 1996.
Former Nigeria goalkeeper, Dosu Joseph is happy to alive 23 years after surviving a ghastly automobile accident that left him almost paralysed. The former Julius Berger shot stopper issued a statement on Sunday on the 23rd anniversary of the accident that took place on 7 June 1997, along Ikorodu Road in Lagos, ending his blossoming career at just 23. The 46-year-old who has been running his football academy in Lagos since 2009, is grateful to God for giving him a second chance at life after staring death
For many footballers, it is a case of what would have been. A lot of promising football careers hit the rocks due to many factors. For some, they pick up career-ending injuries in the course of playing the game. For some others, it is due to injuries picked up somewhere else, like in a car crash for instance. A popular coach in the Nigeria Professional Football League recently shared on social media how a car accident prevented him from being part of one of Nigeria's most celebrated teams. It evokes memorie
This man will always remain a Hero in the hearts of many Nigerian fans who could still recall his tremendous contributions to the triumphant dream team that did Nigeria proud at the Centennial Olympics in Atlanta. Dosu Joseph was the only home based Player that Johannes Bonferee, the then manager to the dream team took from the home league to Atlanta 1996. Despite being less experienced at the big stage, Joseph was given a life time chance which he never flopped because he performed excellently well at training
How good and pleasant it is to see greatness and legends in one picture, that's what you are about to see.Over the weekend Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state was award by some football legend in Nigeria in Kogi state.
Ex Nigeria goalkeeper, Dosu Joseph, has slammed Enyimba for their pedestrian performance in Sunday's 4-1 bashing by Pyramids FC, in a CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final first leg.The football administrator who kept goal for Nigeria during their triumphant campaign at 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, said the People's Elephant played like primary school pupils, blaming their woeful loss at 30 June Air Defence Stadium in Cairo on defensive blunders.
Who should be Olympic Eagles number one at the 2019 Total U23 Africa Cup of Nations? In approximately six days time, the Total U23 Africa Cup of Nations will get underway in Egypt. The tourney will serve as qualifiers for 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Three teams will qualify from the African zone. The competition is elite and the nations are hungry, however, only one country can lift the trophy. For the Olympic Eagles, despite Imama Amapakabo's predictions, there is only one real objective for every player,
A notable National Principal's Cup hero, Taiwo Oloyede, has querried the appointment of ex athlete, Mary Onyali as Principal's Cup Ambassador, instead of one of several living legends of the competition. The former Nigeria midfielder and one of the players who added glamour to the competition in Lagos State, on Thursday expressed his reservations in a comment on Facebook, following Onyali's appointment and unveiling alongside Daniel Amokachi and Dosu Joseph by Sports Minister and Youth Development, Sunday Dare
Atlanta 1996 Olympics gold medalist, Dosu Joseph is happy Principal Cup is about to return after many years the football competition among secondary schools in Lagos State was rested. The 47 years old who is an ambassador of the competition alongside former Nigeria striker, Daniel Amokachi and former Nigerian queen of tracks, Mary Onyali, expressed his excitement in a statement on his Instagram page on Tuesday. "Rebirth of a long lost tradition, the National Principal’s Cup is set to return after years of
The party was definitely going to last through the night, we had just picked a World Cup ticket, the whole nation was buzzing and the atmosphere was pretty electrifying. In the midst of all these, there was a thud in some part of town, but no one knew how sour it would be. It all happened in a flash, it was a slip of the mind, a wrong touch of the foot, a swerving gone wrong and suddenly, instead of sharing the excitement with folks, Dosu Joseph in the company of a friend propelled the vehicle in between a
Former Nigeria international, Dosu Joseph is worried by the rate at which Nigerian clubs dissolve their management, which he sees as a ploy to avoid paying payment of players' salary backlog. The 1996 Olympic champion made this statement on his Facebook on Friday, following dissolution of Heartland FC management by Imo State Government. "9ja my country, clubs just they dissolve management so they won’t pay the players their salary, 1year, 2years, 3 years contract turns to 3months contract, if the players
Ex-International goalkeeper, Dosu Joseph, says Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has done a fantastic job with the national team, as he urged the Nigeria Football Federation to renew contract. Dosu, a member of Nigeria’s Atalanta 96 Olympic football team believes that since the coach has been able to take the Super Eagles to Russia as well as qualified the team for the AFCON in Egypt in 2019, he has the qualities that the team needs to succeed.In my own opinion, He (Rohr) has been good for the Eagles, if
The 32-year-old left the sea Storm when rupture with the club, thanks to their handling of the pandemic. Former Nigeria international Dosu Joseph has criticised John cult Mikel's call to require to social media to criticise the Turkish soccer authority. Following the irruption of Covid-19, major soccer leagues across the planet were suspended to curb the unfold of however the Super Lig was allowed to continue behind closed doors. The decision failed to sit well with the 32-year-old and he took to Instagram