Sunday Oliseh’s book for launch on April 30; Okocha, Amuneke, other ex-Eagles stars to speak at event
All is now set for the formal virtual launch of “The Audacity to Refuse”, the seminal autobiography of former Super Eagles captain and coach Sunday Oliseh at a ceremony where his ex-national team colleagues Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, former African Footballer of the Year Emmanuel Amuneke, Tijani Babangida as well as Austin “Cerezo” Eguavoen will be speaking.
The event, to be zoomed live on Friday April 30th 2021 at 1600 UK and Nigerian time as well as 1700 Central European time will have BBC’s Mimi Fawaz and Channels TV’s Olakynle Kazumu as hosts and moderators.
The author who played professionally in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Italy says the book is a collection of his 16-year football journey and details the everyday life of the professional athlete.
Oliseh wrote: “From the outside, the world only gets to see the professional footballer’s glamour moments and the seemingly easy lifestyle that comes with it. But the tough realities, extreme challenges, and sometimes near-death experiences that they have to live with day in, day out, will shock you.”
This is the story of a treasured sports icon who journeyed from childhood poverty to winning the Olympic gold medal for his fatherland, and multiple other trophies for clubs and country.
Oliseh also attended two World Cups and three AFCONs where he won a bronze, silver and gold in 1994.