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FEMI OPABUNMI doing a documentary by BBC world service.

Active 5 Replies 518 Views 2018-03-09 22:58:04 World Cup 2018

Femi Opabunmi (born 3 March 1985) is a former Nigerian football player, who last played for Shooting Stars FC. In 2008, he had eye surgery and has not played professional football since then.

He played for a few clubs, including Shooting Stars FC, Grasshoppers Zürich (Switzerland) and Chamois Niortais in France.[2] He studied at Methodist High School Ibadan and played for the Methodist High School Ibadan Old Boys.[3] Serious eyes problems stopped his career since 2006.

International career
Opabunmi scored a goal to help Nigeria win the African U-17 Championships in 2001. With Collins Osunwa out with injury he became Nigeria's key player at 2001 FIFA U-17 World Championship where he scored a hat-trick against Australia and won him the Silver Shoe as second highest goalscorer and also the Bronze Ball as third best player in the tournament, helping Nigeria to reach the final where they lost to France. He attracted attention from clubs such as Manchester United, Lyon and Celta Vigo.

He played for Nigeria and made his debut in 2002 against Kenya scoring the second goal in a 3-0 win.

[6] He was a participant at the 2002 FIFA World Cup playing against England in the last group stage match becoming the 3rd youngest player to ever play in the World Cup finals after Norman Whiteside and Samuel Eto'o.

[7] Thereafter, he has not been called again for the national team.

Now rep.. NFF award. Cocacola /BBC worldcup tour presentation. What next?

Meet him.

Femi Opabunmi replying questions about his experience on the last worldcup he played as the youngest in the team.

Interviewed by a correspondence of BBC world service and TVc news.

With oruma during the just concluded 2018 NFF award night held in lagos. 

FEMI OPABUNMI  with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) current president, Amaju Pinnick.

He is more on the media this days.

I think favour is upon him..  

NFF loves him more.. tell us more about him. If you know him better..

Femi Opabunmi with BBC correspondent  MR. Shina. Below.

Still wondering what is going to comeout of Femi Opabunmi.. fingers crossed.

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prosperado replied
1 Year
What a nice biography...thumps up Sir 
Kolapo Babatunde replied
1 Year
May God help him 

I love him so much and he's one of my big fan then 

wummy replied
1 Year

:heart_eyes: i saw this on intagram .. opabunmi with my favourite musician..

raymondking2014 replied
1 Year
His revival is getting me go Gaga..... all thanks to allsoccertalk.... #Success#allsoccertalk
yelgold replied
1 Year
Very humble and kind hearted person.. we lack players of his calibre in the squad now.. bigups bro.