BY BOLAJI OKUNOLA
When Real Madrid and Juventus meet in the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff on Saturday, two former Super Eagles’ players will be having divergent desires as to which team should win.
Both Mutiu Adepoju and Sunday Oliseh were members of the often recalled golden generation of the Super Eagles, the class of 1994. Both also featured at France 1998 and scored goals in Nigeria’s opening match with Spain.
But as the most important club match in Europe holds on Saturday, Sports Village Square can confirm that the two former Super Eagles’ midfielders will be nursing different desires.
Mutiu Adepoju’s heart is with Real Madrid, the Spanish club which Team B he featured for in 67 matches from 1989 to 1992, scoring 26 goals. This, he confirmed to Sports Village Square.
Sunday Oliseh, a former Super Eagles skipper and later coach is undoubtedly rooting for Juventus, the Italian giants he joined five years after Italy knocked Nigeria out of Round of 16 at the USA ’94 World Cup.
Ahead of the UEFA Champions League final, Oliseh had tweeted in support of Juventus. In a tweet he posted on May 9, he remarked: “Congrats Juventus, U (you) wondering how come they R (are) this good & are capable winners of d (the) Champions league 2017?”
The former Nigerian captain and coach then directed readers to his blog. In Ibadan, Adepoju has this remark for Sports Village Square:
“Real is a club I cherish so much. Aside from the fact that I once lived in Madrid, I so much cherish the memories I have playing for the club. The Spanish La liga team has what it takes to regain the title.”