Akpoborie to coordinate ‘Goal against Violence’ project


Former Super Eagles Striker Jonathan Akpoborie is to oversee the functions of the 1 GAME ‘Goal against Violence’ project as coordinator, the 1 GAME: Football without Violence campaign have announced.

The 43 year old former VFB Stuttgart forward is currently a FIFA licensed football agent and is involved in the U-15 football program at German Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenhiem.

Born on October, 1968, Akpoborie spent the majority of his playing career in Germany. He started his professional career at Julius Berger, before moving to USA. In 1990 he joined FC Saarbrücken of German Second Bundesliga.

Akpoborie also had spells with FC Carl Zeiss Jena, Stuttgart Kickers, for whom he scored 37 goals in one season, and Waldhof Mannheim, before finally joining top-flight Hansa Rostock in 1995. He moved to VfB Stuttgart in 1997 and then VfL Wolfsburg in 1999 thereafter finishing his playing career at Saarbrücken in 2002.

At international level, he was named in the Nigeria squad for the 1992 and 2000 Africa Cup of Nations but was not used in either tournament. He was also part of the Super Eagles team to the US Gold Cup in 1995. He made 12 senior appearances for Nigeria and scored 4 goals.

The 1 GAME ‘Goal against Violence’ project which would be implemented basically in secondary schools and is aimed at tuning the minds of school pupils towards playing football and imbibing the culture of fair play, unity and non-violence while doing so.
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