Biography Intro: Waidi Akanni, also known as Waheed Akanni, is a former Nigerian football defender and former head of the Lagos State Football Association.
NAME: Waidi Akanni
DATE OF BIRTH: June 20, 1968
PLACE OF BIRTH: Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria
EDUCATION: In 1988, Akanni attended Howard University in the United States, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering.
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: He played for the university’s soccer team and was the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship runner-up and the team’s leading scorer with sixteen goals. He was also selected to the All-American first team. While in the United States, he also played for Boston Bolts and Maryland FC.