Mudashiru Lawal

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Mudashiru "Muda" Lawal
Personal information
Full name Mudashiru Babatunde Lawal
Date of birth 8 June 1954
Place of birth Abeokuta, Nigeria
Date of death 6 July 1991(1991-07-06) (aged 37)
Place of death Ibadan, Nigeria
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975-1984 Shooting Stars F.C.
1985-1986 Stationery Stores F.C.
1987-1988 Abiola Babes
1989-1991 Shooting Stars F.C.
National team
1975-1985  Nigeria 86 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Mudashiru Babatunde "Muda" Lawal (8 June 1954 in Abeokuta – 6 July 1991 in Ibadan) was a Nigerian football Midfielder.


He worked as a mechanic when his football talents were discovered, making his national team debut in 1975. The same year he joined Shooting Stars F.C. of Ibadan, where he would play for many years, winning the African Cup Winners Cup as the first Nigerian team. In 1985 the team was ordered disbanded by a military governor, but after four seasons he returned to Shooting Stars F.C. as a playing assistant coach.

International career[edit]

He won 86 caps and scored 12 goals for his country, and the only player ever to appear at five consecutive Nation Cup final rounds (1976-1984), Lawal guided Nigeria to its first African Nations title, at the 1980 African Nations Cup.[1] The team also competed at the Summer Olympics the same year.


Lawal died in his home in 1991. The Ashero Stadium in his hometown Abeokuta was named after him upon his death.

Coordinates: 7°10′29″N 3°23′10″E / 7.17472°N 3.38611°E / 7.17472; 3.38611


  1. ^ Umaru Lere, Ismaila (15 April 2007). "Late Mudashiru Babatunde Lawal". Daily Trust (Nigeria). 

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