Retired
veteran of the Nigeria Professional Football League, Victor Ezeji may have
turned to insurance sales as his next career move.
Ezeji
told Naijafootball247.com that he has joined an Insurance firm with a target to
reach out to players in the league.
“It’s
called the Players Health Insurance Scheme and I have spoken to players across
the country.
“I
took it to the players themselves because I know what they go through while
playing,” Ezeji said.
“The
package is quite simple. In a case of injury they get N500, 000.00 (Five
hundred thousand naira, while permanent disability or death, the player will
get N10, 000,000.00 (ten million naira),” Ezeji told Naijafootball247.com.
“This
is what I do now. But it does not mean I cannot coach if I want to or go into
radio or television punditry.”
Fetish football
clubs
Ezeji
revealed to Naijafootball247.com some fetish situations he encountered while
playing for various Nigerian clubs.
“When
I played in my first CAF Champions League, some one from the club gave us cubes
of sugar to put in our boots, saying it will help us score goals. Of course I
refused because I never believed in such things.”
He
relieved memories of some other fetish situations he encountered as a footballer.
“Sometimes
they tell us to go into the stadium backwards. I’ve also been in a situation
where the club officials took our jerseys from us before the game and said
they’ll be brought to us at the stadium dressing room.
“I
kicked against it saying that was not the practice and I would not play the
game if my jersey was not handed over to me.
“I
was accused of trying to work against the club, but I thank God we won that
game 1-0 and I scored the goal,” the legend said.
Victor
Ezeji recently called it quits with professional football after 20 seasons at
Sharks, Eagle Cement, Enyimba, Dolphins and Sunshine Stars.
He
won one league title each, with Enyimba and Dolphins; 3 FA Cup trophies with
Dolphins and the CAF Champions League with Enyimba.

He
also won the West African Football Union, WAFU Cup with Sharks.

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