- Nigerian football legend was celebrity guest at Mombasa awards ceremony
Nigerian football legend Victor Ikpeba’s been there, done that.
Having criss-crossed European capitals, eking out a living from professional football, the 46-year-old star has seen it all.
But last weekend, the former Super Eagles forward was humbled as he watched Kenya’s finest sports stars decorated on stage at the 16th Safaricom Sports Personality of the Year Awards Gala at the Mombasa Sports Club.
Ikpeba had earlier on mingled with Mombasa’s flagship football club, Bandari FC, where excited players of the Kenyan Premier League Club soaked in his thoughts on how to navigate through the amateur ranks to play the professional game in Europe.
“There’s no short-cut to success,” he told the players. “You must work hard to make even the fans demand to see you play because you are the best.”