Sunday Oyarekhua

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Sunday ("Sunny") Oyarekhua was a Nigerian international football forward.

Football career[edit]

A career policeman, Oyarekhua was discovered by the national team's coaches while playing for the Police F.C. of Lagos.

Oyarekhua scored 17 times in 28 appearances for Nigeria between 1971-1976. He scored on his debut, a friendly match against the Upper Volta in 1971.[1] He was the leading scorer on Nigeria's 1973 All-Africa Games winning squad. Oyarekhua also played for Nigeria at the 1976 African Cup of Nations finals in Ethiopia.[2]

He recently retired as the Assistant Commissioner of the Osun State Police.


  1. ^ Solaja, Kunle (10 February 2011). "Ehiosun is 58th scoring debutant". 
  2. ^ Akpodonor, Gowon (29 October 2010). "Otubusen Slow Poison: A nemesis for Roger Milla’s Tonnere Kalala". The Guardian (Nigeria). 

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