Check Out 4 Nigerian Footballers Who Later Turned To Pastors After Retirement

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1. Chidi Nwanu.


Chidi Nwanu is a retired Nigerian professional footballer who was a center-back. He was a member of the Nigerian squads that competed in the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the 1988 Summer Olympics, earning him 20 caps.

When he was playing for ACB Lagos in 1988, coach Patrick Ekeji dubbed him unwanted. He is currently a pastor in a prophetic and deliverance ministry in the United States.

2. Taribo West.


He is a Nigerian evangelist who used to be a defender in professional football. He’s well known for his bizarre and brilliantly colored hairstyles.

He went on to become a priest after his football career. In 2014, West started an organization in Lagos called All Nation Shelter in the Storm Miracle Ministries.

3. Fatai Atere.

He was born in Lagos on August 1, 1971, and is a former Nigerian footballer.

After moving to the United States in 1990, he became the executive director of the EJJE Youth Soccer Academy in Tampa, Florida. He is currently employed as a minister at the House of God.

4. Idah Peterside.


Idah Peterside is a Nigerian goalkeeper, media officer, television analyst, and pastor.

He declared his retirement from professional football in 2002. He is currently the pastor of Christ Ambassadors Church in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, and a SuperSports football expert……...See More

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