Biography Of Mudashiru Lawal (Footballer)

Biography Intro: Mudashiru Lawal was a Nigerian footballer who played as a midfielder for both club and country.

NAME: Mudashiru Babatunde Lawal

DATE OF BIRTH:8 June 1954


CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: He worked as a mechanic before his football talents were discovered, and made his national team debut in 1975. The same year, he joined Shooting Stars F.C. of Ibadan, where he would play for many years. In 1976, he helped the club to their first continue Ican Cup Winners Cup – the first Nigerian team to do so. In 1985 the club side was disbanded by a military governor. Muda returned to the side four seasons latter as an assistant coach/player.

Muda won 86 caps and scored 12 goals for his country, and holds the record of being the only player on the continent to have appeared at five consecutive Nations’ Cup finals 1976–1984. Lawal guided Nigeria to its first African Nations Cup title, at the 1980 African Nations Cup.The team also competed at the Summer Olympics the same year.


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