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Former Eagles captain, Oliseh, launches book ‘Audacity to Refuse’, April 30

Former Super Eagles captain Sunday Oliseh will formally launch his autobiography, “Audacity To Refuse” on Friday, April 30.

The book, a collection of Oliseh’s 16-year football journey which also delves into the everyday life of the professional athlete, has been on sale since April 19.

The launch will kick-off by 16:00 UK & Nigerian time and 17:00 Central European time via ZOOM .

It will be hosted by famous BBC journalist Mimi Fawaz and Olakunle Kasunmu of Channels TV.

Speakers for the occasion include Super Eagles legends; Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha, Emmanuel Amunike, Tijani Babangida and Austine Eguaveon.

Audacity to Refuse” traces the Oliseh’s untold inside story from being a young footballer in Nigeria to starring for some of Europe’s greatest clubs. The book shares Oliseh’s rise to world-wide fame while dealing with innumerable trials and tribulations, CompleteSports writes.

It is the story of a treasured sports icon who journeyed from childhood poverty to winning the Olympic gold medal for his fatherland, and multiple other trophies for clubs and country.

In the fascinating autobiography, Oliseh guides the reader through his time spent playing for top renowned football clubs, challenging notions of racism, confronting corruption in football administration in his country and gaining both respect and criticism for refusing to accept limitations placed before minorities.

Oliseh was a part of the AFCON-winning Super Eagles at Tunisia in 1994 as well as the USA ’94 team which qualified Nigeria for her first-ever FIFA World Cup appearance. He also won Olympic gold – Africa’s first in football – with Nigeria in 1996.

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