Ex-Super Eagles goalkeeper Abiodun Baruwa celebrates daughter as she graduates from University
Former Nigeria international goaltender Abiodun Baruwa is a proud father after he took to social media to celebrate his daughter Takiat Baruwa on her graduation from Birmingham University.
Baruwa, popularly known as “Omo Alhaja” wrote on Facebook on Wednesday thusly:
“Big Big Congratulations to you my Daughter.Aimee Takiat Baruwa. On your Graduation from Birminham university, England. I love You with the whole of my heart ❤️ you have really make all of us in Baruwa Family so Proud.I will wish you all the good luck 🤞 you will need for a brighter future. Be the Best you can be at all times.100%. I Love you xxx #”
The beefy goalkeeper was a flamboyant personality in his active days which saw him play for Kano Pillars before gaining national attention when he moved to Shooting Stars Sports Club(3SC) in 1994. He was a part of the team which won League and FA Cup double in 1995.
His performances attracted national selectors and he helped Nigeria’s U-23 team to qualify for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics where they ultimately won Africa’s first Olympic gold medal. He also helped the Super Eagles to qualify for a second appearance at the FIFA World Cup in France ’98.
The high point of Baruwa’s career was his selection into the Africa All-Stars team which defeated their Europe counterparts 2-1 in Lisbon, Portugal in 1997.
He took his trade to Europe where he played in Switzerland and Austria and Britain before retiring from the game 17 years ago.
Baruwa is currently based in the United Kingdom where he runs BRW Sports Management Limited.