Iconic Shooting Stars goalkeeper ‘Z for Zion’ Ogunfeyimi meets Femi Adesina at Presidential Villa

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Legendary IICC Shooting Stars Football Club (now 3SC Football Club) goalkeeper, Zion Ogunfeyimi, was at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday, to visit Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ogunfeyimi, now 71, ex-WNDC Football Club goalkeeper, and ex-Green Eagle (1975) was part of the Shooting Stars team that won the first ever international soccer laurel for Nigeria, the Cup Winners Cup, in 1976.
He started as a schoolboy goalkeeping hero. Then he joined the then WNDC Football Club, where he became the number one goalkeeper. The team metamorphosed into IICC Shooting Stars Football Club, where he was part of the team that won the first ever international soccer laurel for Nigeria in 1976, the Cup Winners Cup competition.
In 1975, he had also got a call up to the then Green Eagles, now Super Eagles.
Iconic Shooting Stars goalkeeper 'Z for Zion' Ogunfeyimi meets Femi Adesina at Presidential Villa
According to Adesina, “I first got to know Ogunfeyimi at close quarters as a secondary schoolboy in 1975.
“Zion was succeeded as Shooting Stars goalkeeper by Best Ogedegbe, now of blessed memory.
“Knocking hard at 71, the man is not looking bad at all. All the way from Akure, Ondo State, he climbed the hills and the valleys, and came to see me at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. When he walked into my office, it was football history that walked in. I saluted him the same way as I used to do 46 years ago ‘Z for Zion’.
“It was, indeed, a blast from the past”.

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