Off-the-pitch with Victor Ezeji

He needs to introduction to fans in the Glo Premier League. Victor Ezeji is one of the most decorated players to have graced the top division in the country.

The striker has already seen out his 18th season in the Glo Premier League and this season will look to make it 19. Ezeji, who has scored in the league every season he has featured in, talks to lmc-ng.org this week.


LMC: Which brand was your first boot and who bought them for you?

Ezeji: My first pair of boot was Adidas and was bought by my dad.

LMC: How did you meet your wife or girlfriend and where?

Ezeji: We stay in the same neighbourhood but she was officially introduced to me by her friend (Doris Dakar RIP)

LMC: What is the most expensive thing you've ever bought?

Ezeji: Ten plots of land in Choba Uniport

LMC: If you have N20 million to spend on just one thing, not two, of your choice, what will you buy?

Ezeji: Will buy a Massive duplex around GRA in my Kid's name

LMC: How much did you earn when you started as a professional footballer?

Ezeji: My first Salary as a proffessional footballer was five thousand (5000)naira while my sign on fee was fifty thousand(50 000) naira only

LMC: What is the most embarrassing moment you've experienced?

Ezeji: The most embarrasing moment I have experienced was when as a captain I didn't qualify my team to Athens 2004 Olympics, we lost out to Tunisia

LMC: Which famous woman, whether in sports, politics or entertainment, do you admire or like?

Ezeji: Justice Mary Odili

LMC: Which is your favourite food?

Ezeji: My favourite food is boiled yam with any sauce

LMC: What other profession would you have taken up if you are not a footballer?

Ezeji: Would have been an accountant cause I read accounting

LMC: Who remains the most difficult player you've played against in a match?

Ezeji: Kennedy Okogba of Iwuanyanwu Nationale now Heartland F.C.

LMC: Who is the Nigerian player, past or present, that you see as a role model or has inspired your career?

Ezeji: Barrister Chief Adokiye Amiesimaka

LMC: Which is your best moment since you became a professional footballer?

Ezeji: That was in 2004 when I left Enyimba after we won the CAF Champions League and the domestic league to join Dolphins FC. In 2004 I won the league and the FA Cup (now the Federation Cup) with Dolphins. I was also voted the MVP of the league and also MVP of the FA Cup in same 2004 was a fantastic season for me and was rewarded with a 2004 model of Volkswagen Polo by Sir Dr Peter Odili.
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