Former Super Eagles midfielder and Real Madrid player, Mutiu Adepoju, AKA “Headmaster” has been conferred with a chieftaincy title by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II.
“I count it a big honour getting recognized by one of the greatest monarchs in the world, the Adimula of Yorubaland,” Adepoju, told Soccernet.ng.
“This means a lot to me and my family and all I can only promised that I will not be found wanting in fulfilling the obligations that accompanies title.”
At senior level, he was part of the Nigeria squad that won the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations in Tunisia. Also, he was part of the squads for the FIFA World Cups in 1994, 1998 – where he notably scored a beauty in the 3–2 triumph over Spain – and 2002, although he did not play in the latter tournament.
After an impressive professional career that saw him play in Spain, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Cyprus, Adepoju announced his retirement from all forms of football in 2006.