former Nigerian international Kennedy Boboye

By Uche Dozie 

Sport Writer,

Many years have come and gone but the regret of not winning the Olympic gold medal with the dream of Nigeria still haunts former Nigerian international Kennedy Boboye.

Kennedy Boboye was called up to the Nigerian U-23 national team in 1995, played in all qualifiers but couldn’t make to Atlanta where the team made history by winning the Olympic gold medal.

Boboye recounted the sad incident in a ”Throw Back Thursday” post on twitter.

”I played in all d qualifiers for ’96 Olympics except d last game cos of car accident injuries. I didn’t recover on time to make d squad to Atlanta & that ruled me out of having an Olympic gold medal around my neck. That’s my biggest regret ever. I thank God for life though.” He said.

Kennedy Boboye is the coach of Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) side Akwa United.

After many years playing in abroad, Boboye came back to Nigeria to play for Dolphins Football Club (now Rivers United) before his retirement and became a coach.

Boboye led Plateau United to their league title in 2016/2017 season after managing several clubs like Sunshine Stars, Abia Warriors, Demo Stars.

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