Football has a long history of legendary players who after their time of active play passes the baton and their sons will step into their shoes or even do better. One notable family in the world was the Maldinis’.. from grandfather (Cesare), to son(Paolo) and grandson(Daniel Maldini) who both played for the same club, AC Milan.
It is like that even in Africa and in 2023, Nigeria witness a remarkable, historic event between a father and son both goal keepers and captain of their respective teams.
This was between former Super Eagles and Enyimba of Aba goal stopper, Dele Aiyenugba and his son Daniel Aiyenugba both with a unique initials, DA.
Dele who plays for Nigeria Premier League club Kwara United faced off against his son Daniel, the current first choice goalkeeper for Nigeria Premier League club Remo Star’s Academy (Beyond Limits FA).
Both the father and son have kept a clean sheet in the previous game. However they both conceded twice as the game ended 2-2 in regulation time.
The Value Jet pre-season tournament’s Semi Final came to a wrap with the younger Aiyenugba booking a spot in the Final by defeating his dad as the academy side won Kwara United 4-3 on penalties.
It was a historical football moment to see such happened in Nigeria.