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My dream is finally coming true – Peter Rufai

Former Nigeria captain and first choice goalkeeper, Peter Rufai says he is gradually beginning to realise his life dream even as he still looks forward to greater things to come in the nearest future.

Rufai who was all smiles at the closing ceremony of the 3rdMilo Football Clinic at the Campos mini stadium in Lagos could not hold back his emotions after a select side, named Team Peter Rufai defeated Team Paulo Cardoso 5-4 in a keenly contested final.

Peter Rufai

The two teams thrilled and kept the capacity crowd on the edges of their seats throughout the encounter.

Rufai was full of gratitude to Nestle Nigeria for providing a platform for him to give back to the society that made him.

The clinic titled “Lets build champions” was for children between ages 9 and 13. They were coached by Peter Rufai alongside Paulo Cardoso , a foreign coach from Portugal.

Speaking at the event, brand manager of Nestle Nigeria Mrs Funmi Osineye, said the aim of the clinic was to expose the children to the latest scientific techniques of playing football and also educate them on the important values in life.


The clinic focused on building determination, discipline, confidence and team work.

In her own words; “expect more innovations from Milo concerning the clinic, our goal is to reach as many children as possible. We reached 10,000 this year, we hope to reach more”.

Also speaking, a former Nigeria international, Raymond King said he was so full of joy about the performance of the participants during the match. He said the children have given him a new hope and that he is confident that the children will rule Nigeria in 10 years time and more.


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