Adokiye Amiesimaka

Adokiye Amiesimaka Biography / Profile

Adokiye Amiesimaka was born on November 23rd, 1956 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a retired Nigerian footballer who played as a midfielder. He is also a lwayer and was called to bar while still a footballer.

Adokiye Amiesimaka Age

Adokiye Amiesimaka is 67 years old.

Adokiye Amiesimaka Early Life

Adokiye attended CMS Grammar School, Lagos, where as captain of the school’s soccer team he won Lagos State’s Principals’ Cup in a much-talked about final that featured St. Finbarr’s College (Lagos). He went on to read law at the University of Lagos.

Adokiye Amiesimaka Career

As a law student at the University of Lagos, Adokiye played for the Enugu Rangers Football Club of Enugu, Sharks Football Club of Port Harcourt (now Rivers United), African Continental Bank Football Club, Lagos, and the Nigeria national football team. Playing as a winger on the left of midfield, Adokiye’s pace and dribbling runs were a distinguishing feature of his footballing career. 

Adokiye was a member of the Nigerian side that won gold at the African Cup of Nations in 1980 and played at the soccer finals of the 1980 Summer Olympics. He also represented Nigeria at the 1978 and 1982 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

Adokiye has the stadium in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State named after him. He is also a former Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in Rivers State, having served previously as Director of Public Prosecution in the state.

In 2009, Adokiye, a columnist with The Punch newspaper (a Nigerian daily) was embroiled in controversy following his claim in his weekly column that some members of the Nigerian Under-17 football team were a lot older than their "official ages". The football authorities in Nigeria did not, however, follow up on this claim.

Adokiye Amiesimaka Personal Life

In 1977 and at a tender age of 20, Adokiye married his heartthrob  Barr. Mrs. Florence Adokiye Amiesimaka whom he met at the University of Lagos.

Adokiye Amiesimaka Awards

Adokiye's victory at the African Cup of Nations in 1980 with the Nigerian national team earned him and the entire team the National Award of Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).

Adokiye Amiesimaka Net Worth

His net worth is not available.

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