Edith Olumide Agoye, former junior International and the current Head coach of 3SC Football Club, Ibadan, has sensationally admitted his regret at missing the final of the 1996 CAF Champions League Final with his darling Club, 3SC of Ibadan.
Speaking at the monthly interactive session of the Ex-University of Ibadan Footballers Association at weekend the ex- Super Eagles player , said he wished he could turn back the hands of time and be a part of the final match between 3SC and Zamalek of Egypt in 1996.
“I honestly wish I could turn back the hands of time and be a part of that final match against Zamalek of Egypt. Many of the fans believed that if I had been a part of the 3SC team in that final, the outcome would have been different and 3SC would have won”.
“Sincerely, on hindsight, I would have loved to have played in that final to know what my inclusion would have brought. But sadly, that knowledge will never be known”, he said during the interview.
Explaining further his decision to seek greener pasture in the middle of the season in 1996, he admitted that he was at crossroads to go professional abroad or stay back and so had to make a quick decision as a budding professional.
“I had to make a very urgent decision back then and I opted for traveling abroad to Switzerland, to further seek greener pastures in my Football career. Though now, I feel I should have waited a bit to help execute the final and see what the outcome would have been. All that is in the past now anyways”.
He also spoke of his avowed love for The Great Nnamdi Azikiwe Hall, his hall of residence while being a student of the prestigious University of Ibadan.
“Zik Hall simply is the best, I learnt so many life lessons while in Zik Hall. The supporters of the football team, the Baluba Lions, were simply the best. The brotherhood displayed in Zik Hall was second to none. I never for once regretted being a Zikite during my days at the University of Ibadan” he concluded.
Agoye represented the University of Ibadan in Football and played at two World University Games tournaments. He was also a part of the Natiobal U20 team coached by Fanny Amun in 1995 and was capped once by the senior national team. He’s currently the Head coach of 3SC Football Club.