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BY: OLATOYE OLAWALE 


Former Super Eagles striker, Benedict Akwuegbu, has enrolled in a London University to pursue a career in sports management 10 years after he called time on his football career. 

According to Sab Osuji of Orient Sports reported that Akwuegbu, has been offered admission by the Anglia Ruskin University, London, where he will take a four-year-course in Sports Management. 


Austria Bomber," is heading back to school to acquire academic qualification and will commence his new phase of life on September 16, when the school will resume for classes.


The school also sent a congratulatory message to the former Nigeria international, for his decision to enroll in the school for his academic pursuit 

" Dear Benedict Akwuegbu, on behalf of everybody at ARU London, I would like to say congratulations for securing your place here at ARU London…..”, the school wrote to the former Grazer Ak of Austria forward popularly called ‘Austria Bomber’.
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Akwuegbu who scored 10 career goals in UEFA competitions while playing for several clubs in Europe having served out a mandatory one year in the Austrian Army, was full of joy upon his academic pursuit.


" Yes, that’s quite true”, he responded gladly. “You know in life, there is no end to academic pursuit. It doesn’t count age, so we keep on learning. Though I’ve retired playing active football, but I believe I still have more to offer the game so I have to equip myself for the task.


" That was reason I decided to get myself academically prepared. I’ve been around sports all my life and I want to still remain relevant in it. After playing, I need to be involved in the management aspect, hence I decided to prepare for the task ahead by acquiring the basic (academic) qualification”,


Akwuegbu once captained the Super Eagles and scored eight (8) goals for the Eagles in 30 appearances. He featured for all the levels of the national teams, U17 Golden Eaglets, U20 Flying Eagles, U23 National Team otherwise known as Olympic Eagles as well as the Super Eagles.


Between 1991 through 2010, Akwuegbu featured for sixteen (16) clubs in Europe, including Grazer Ak of Austria, RC Lens of France, Shenyang Ginde of China, Tianjin Teda and Beijing  Hongden of China before retiring at Basingstoke Town of England in 2010.

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