Former Green Eagles star, Segun Odegbami has urged the Oyo State Government to take over the Liberty Stadium from the Federal government and restore it back to his past glory.
Odegbami made this known on Wednesday at the 10th Best Ogedegbe Memorial lecture at the Seminar Hall of Government College, Ibadan.
He said: “The advice i will give is that rather than just lament about degradation, let the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde use his vision and influence to get Liberty Stadium; that use to be one of the foremost stadium in the world in terms of what was put on ground and was destroyed by ignorance be returned to the government of Oyo State “
Odegbami added that Liberty stadium should be converted into the home of Shooting Stars of ibadan and the Stadium will generate revenue and social engagement for the people of Oyo State.
The 10th Best Ogedegbe memorial lecture organised by the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Oyo State chapter in collaboration with the family of the late footballer had dignitaries such as former lawmaker from Kaduna State, Senator Shehu Sani, Former Commissioner of Sports in Oyo State, Yomi Oke and ex-internationals such as Segun Odegbami, Felix Owolabi, Mutiu Adepoju present.
The late Best Ogedegbe was part of the IICC Shooting Stars team of 1976 that made history as the first Nigerian clubside to win a Continental trophy by beating Tonnere Kalala of Cameroon in the final of the CAF Cup Winners Cup and was the number one goalkeeper for the Green Eagles, when they won the African Cup of Nations for the first time in 1980.
The legendary goalkeeper died on the 28th of September 2009 at the age of 55, following an eye surgery which made him fall into coma.