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FC Naija’s Editor Presents Book



Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha has endorsed a book: Nigerian Football’s Finest Quotes & Notes written by Victor Akhidenor, the current editor of online publication,

However, the former banker turned journalist, Akhidenor, said that Nigerian Football’s Finest Quotes & Notes is not the book he is presenting to the world.

Rather, it is Football Memories, a compilation of the best articles he had written as an award winning sports journalist that is up for sale onthe world’s leading online retail platform,

In his first book on the game – his third in a growing collection – the author explores with poise and creativity, articles, features, reviews, previews, travelogues, analyses, and opinions on the number one game in the world.

“I am tremendously excited for Victor Akhidenor’s book on Nigerian football,” Philip Amiola, the publisher of the book, said.


“We are very proud to publish the work of such a creative, young writer and are eager to embark on this new adventure of his considering the fact that he has a lot of publications up his sleeve.”

The author, a Diamond Award in Media Excellence (DAME) winner in 2015, however, wants to clarify some issues.

“The book Okocha endorsed is actually my first book on the game,” he said.

“But due to cost constraints, I decided to come out with this new title while I hope to publish the other one once I can sort out some issues clogging the publication of the book.”

The paperback edition of Football Memories can be purchased through this link. The electronic version is also available on Kindle.


In describing the book, the author tried to bring a correlation of a beauty pageant and football and also between a soccer match preview and curses and insults.

According to him, the book is meant for student of journalism, seasoned journalists, researchers, and writers hoping to live, eat, and breathe the fun messages like the author.

Serious issues like the first and second burial of Stephen Keshi, a former player and coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, are well researched and told in this collection of the writer’s best articles on the beautiful game.



Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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